From the Editor's Desk
In this issue of the Newsnotes we've attempted to set before you the
changes (and reasons for those changes) which have transformed edu-
cation at Newton, 1970 style. I would like to make a personal affidavit
(and sort of footnote) to what appears in the following pages.
Please keep in mind that, although I am not yet thirty, I am now (like
it or not) a member of the older generation. I enrolled at Newton in
1962, before Mario Savio and Berkeley, before Vietnam and Kent State,
before Women's Lib, before the radicalization of the Black Panthers,
and the politicization of Dr. Spock. I do not say this by way of apology,
but rather to show that perhaps I can serve as a bridge between you
and Newton. I want to tell you that I am fully convinced that what is
going on here academically is not radical-revolutionary, anti-religious,
wild, or frightening, but rather liberal (in the best sense of the word),
stimulating, exciting, solid, enlightening, and simply terrific! It's enough
to really make me wish I could come back and do it again. Really.
Peace and happy Christmas.
Catherine Beyer Hurst, Editor
Volume III Number 1
Claire Kondolf, R.S.C.J.
Director of College Develop-
ment and Public Relations
Catherine Beyer Hurst '66
Rosemary Stuart Dwyer '58
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COVER PHOTO: Orientation Week, September, 1970.
Letters to the Editor
Your note "From the Editor's Desk"
in tlie July issue of Newton News-
notes, with its reference to a "Letters
to the Editor" column, together with
the memorial page for Sister Eleanor
S. Kenny, prompt me to pass along
a remark made to me by Sister Kenny
on the only occasion of our meeting,
a remark that revealed Sister Kenny
as one who was always young in
heart and spirit.
Last fall, I had the honor to be in-
vited to participate in the Mass of
Dedication of the Barry Science Pa-
vilion, and the great good fortune to
be seated next to Sister Kenny. We
chatted briefly, before the Mass,
about the students of today. Sister
Kenny expressed her confidence in
young people and their ability to take
on the responsibilities of leadership.
Then she added, "You know, early
in my life, an older nun said some-
thing on this matter that I have never
forgotten : 'The wheel is never turned
by the water that has passed.' "
Sister Kenny never was the water that
had passed: she was always young
enough to turn the wheel herself. But
more important than that she had
faith in those who would follow after
her. This is a faith we all need.
Robert T. Beyer
Chairman, Department of Physics
Providence, Rhode Island
Allow me to congratulate you on
your new appointment. I admire you
tremendously for the time and effort
you have expended; I am sure at
times you must think it a thankless
task. Believe me, and I do not speak
for myself alone, your efforts are in-
deed noted and appreciated.
Much luck to you and your staff.
Susan Carrell Norris '66
My congratulations on the success
of the Newsnotes. I always look for-
ward to receiving a copy.
I found the article on Dr. DiBene-
detto (July 1970) very interesting.
He is such a terrific person, with a
great mind and personality.
Marilyn Flynn McGuire '66
White Plains, New York
Won't someone else write to us be-
sides our classmates and relatives? —
Curriculum in Focus
IT IS A seeming contradiction that tradition can only be maintained
through constant change. But in order to preserve the spirit of tradi-
tion, it is often necessary to alter the manner in which it is presented, to
assure the maximum amount of communication between the institution
and the student.
Newton College's primary goal has always been to maintain and ad-
vance the tradition of academic excellence which is the hallmark of the
Society of the Sacred Heart. This year, with a series of sweeping revi-
sions (the first major curriculum changes in twelve years), Newton is
entering upon a new decade in time and character, with the establish-
ment of a vital and relevant curriculum for the '70's.
A brief review of the events leading up to the curricular revisions may
serve as background for our discussion. During the academic year
1968-1969, organized committees composed of students and faculty
considered possible modifications of the curriculum and made proposals
to the Administration. In 1969-1970, the study of Newton's educa-
tional process was finally focused in the Academic Policy Committee,
formed with student and faculty membership under the chairmanship
of the Dean, Sister Mary Quinlan. By January, 1970, the Committee
had prepared a number of proposals, and by April, consensus had been
achieved on most points.
In a statement describing the changes. Dr. James J. Whalen, president
of the College, explained the major subject of debate:
It was generally agreed that the Study of Western Culture provided an
opportunity for integrating one's knowledge and was thus usually
more valuable educationally than a selection of courses from various
subject matter areas. Yet the need to allow for more freedom of
The final recommendations of the Academic Policy Committee were as
1 ) Every student shall successfully complete either four semesters
of SWC, or a comparable program proposed by the student and
approved through the office of the Academic Dean.
2) Every student shall demonstrate proficiency in English compo-
Communication: The Channels
New at Newton this year are several interdisciplinary majors. These
have been in demand for many years to fill the need of the student who
wishes to pursue on a broader basis the integration of knowledge of-
fered her by SWC. Precursor of these new majors is the American Stud--
ies major, established five years ago. It affords the student the possibility
of concentrating her attention on the political, social, and cultural his-
tory of the United States, as she takes courses dealing with American
art, government, philosophy, literature, music, economic structure, and
The first of the new interdisciplinary majors. Comparative Literature,
gives the student an opportunity to pursue language training, and to
use this training in the study of comparative literature. It seeks to in-
tensify the student's appreciation of national literary phenomena by
viewing them as part of a series of international literary movements.
Majors are asked to work in at least two languages (one of which may
be English) , though non-majors may work entirely in translation.
A major in Pre-medical Studies involves work in biology, chemistry,
physics, and mathematics while leaving enough flexibility for the stu-
dent to meet the sometimes differing requirements of several medical
Finally, the Liberal Studies major is Newton's first large-scale model
for a curriculum which will not be discipline-centered, and yet will give
the student a co-ordinated learning experience, equip her with basic
skills for thinking along the lines of several disciplines, and provide her
the opportunity to co-operate with faculty advisors in shaping her own
undergraduate career. Students who are selected to pursue the program
must choose a specific problem to be solved or investigated, and suggest
how they plan to proceed. The Senior Project is particularly important,
since it is through the chaimel of a lengthy scholarly paper that the stu-
dent can best communicate the resolution of her studies.
These majors are, of course, in addition to the traditional areas of
Art, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Classics (offered in conjunction
with Boston College), Economics, English, French, German, History,
Mathematics, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Physics (offered in con-
junction with Boston College), Political Science, Psychology, Religion,
Sociology, and Spanish which continue to be studied at Newton.
There are also two fields of study — education and music — which,
though not constituting major fields, offer a sequence of courses amount-
ing to thirty semester hours and are open to all students. The education
program, which meets the certification requirements of Massachusetts
and most other states, has been completely redesigned, in an attempt
to bring as much varied field experience in community education set-
tings as possible within the range of the students.
Communication: The Mechanics
Newton's new academic calendar is an integral part of the new cur-
riculum. The fall semester began this year on September 10 (several
weeks earHer than usual) and will continue through December 22, with
examinations being held before Christmas. Spring semester will com-
mence on February 1 and run through May 25. This arrangement com-
bines the Christmas and semester break holidays, and will allow students
and faculty both to travel, write, hold a job, or engage in other extended
The new grading system is as follows:
In addition, sophomores, juniors, and seniors may take up to six courses
in three years on a Pass/Fail basis. The decision to take a course on
this basis must be made at the time of registration or during the first
three weeks of the semester. A portfolio of recommendations and evalu-
ations of each student will be kept in the department of her major field,
and will be used in interpreting her record. Students are required to
accumulate 128 credits, while maintaining a 2.0 average, and are ordi-
narily not allowed to take more than sixteen credits per semester.
New programs are also under way to allow the student more latitude
in varying the locale or manner of study. A student with a 3.0 average,
and the approval of the Academic Dean and her department, has the
option of spending her second or third year in study abroad. Closer to
home, cross-registration is arranged with colleges and universities in the
vicinity during fall and spring semesters. Finally, many departments of
the College offer a program which provides the opportunity for students
to take a course of individual study, directed by a member of the fac-
ulty. Under this program, an eligible student may undertake a research
project or a program of reading in a particular field.
Communication: Coping with Variety
One of the primary concerns of faculty, administration, and students
alike regarding the new curriculum was that students (particularly en-
tering freshmen) might be overwhelmed by the wealth of material at
hand, and might tend to spread themselves too thin. In order to help
students to deal with the new freedom, a program of guidance has been
put into effect at Newton. Upperclass advisors were chosen to work with
incoming students and help them determine what subjects they might
be equipped to take. These student advisors (approximately 50 in num-
ber, selected by Miss Janis Somerville, assistant academic dean and
assistant professor of education) also acted as liaison between students
and faculty. In addition, faculty advisors were chosen for each dorm.
Mr. Kenneth Preskenis, associate professor of mathematics, served as
faculty advisor for Keyes; Mrs. Mary McKay, assistant professor of
English, for Hardey/Cushing; and Dr. Robert Rogers, assistant profes-
sor of religion, for Duchesne.
Student advisors attended meetings during Orientation Week to be
briefed on their duties. First meetings with freshmen centered on gen-
eral information, while later meetings focused on specific problems.
Division Directors, Department Chairmen, and
American Studies — Mr. John H. Flannagan, Jr., Co-ordinator
Art — Sister Ofelia Garcia, Chairman
Economics — Dr. Donald F. Krier, Chairman
Education — Miss Maureen Joy, Co-ordinator
English — Dr. Helen R. Sherk, Acting Chairman
History — Dr. Marie M. McHugh, Chairman
Liberal Studies — Sister Mary H. Quinlan, Academic Dean, Co-
Mathematics — Mr. Pierre Y. S. Lubenec, Chairman
Modern Languages — Dr. Ubaldo DiBenedetto, Director
Philosophy — Dr. Guillemine de Lacoste, Chairman
Political Science — Dr. Philippe de Lacoste, Chairman
Psychology — Sister Margaret M. Gorman, Chairman
ReUgion — Dr. William Murnion, Chairman
Science — Dr. Charles Botticelli, Director
Sociology — Dr. Anthony Nemethy, Chairman
Study of World Cultures — Mrs. Margaret Dever, Co-ordinator
Communication: The Basis
Two changes have taken place in Newton's SWC program. First of
all, it has changed in title from Study of Western Culture to Study of
World Cultures. And second, it is now possible to substitute an alternate
program (approved by the Dean) for all or a part of SWC.
The catalogue for 1970 describes the course as follows:
It provides an opportunity to single out for attention the great
problems which have faced Western man. By way of comparison,
other cultures are drawn upon to illuminate the manner in which
mankind has grappled with its questions — political, social, economic,
philosophical, artistic, and religious. Practically all members of the
Newton College faculty lecture in the course, and eminent scholars
from other colleges and universities also contribute to the variety and
richness of the educational experience. A list of readings centered
largely on the great masterpieces of the world gives depth to the treat-
ment of the material.
In a recent interview, Mrs. Margaret Dever, SWC Co-ordinator since
1961, discussed the changes in SWC and her feelings about the course.
"At first I was very hesitant about expanding the scope of the course,"
she explained. She felt that it was difl&cult enough to do an adequate
presentation of Western culture in the four semesters of time allotted,
without including Eastern culture. But at a meeting with Sister Mary
Designed by Sister Patricia Geoghegan, instructor in art.
Quinlan, academic dean, and a young Buddhist she mentioned her fears
that expanding the course would make it superficial. "But isn't it super-
ficial already?" responded the young Buddhist. "There are levels of
Also at this time, Mrs. Dever discovered a book which drastically
changed her thinking about the whole history of the human community.
While reading The Rise of the West by W. H. McNeill (now required
reading for SWC students), Mrs. Dever began to realize how little she
knew about non-Western culture and its impact on our own. "Almost
my total education had been Western," she commented. "I began to
realize that we are indeed, as McLuhan points out, 'a global village.' The
Rise of the West gave me a whole new kind of marvelous grasp of
Mrs. Dever highly recommends W. H. McNeill's The Rise of
the West, especially for former SWC students. If this piques your
interest, and the response is sufficient, Mrs. Dever will be glad to
prepare a post-graduate SWC reading list. If you are interested,
please send a card with the words "SWC reading Hst" to:
Mrs. David C. Hurst
117 Central Street #5E
Acton, Massachusetts 01720
how our world all came about. I've had such an educational experience
in the last eight months!" Mrs. Dever also pointed out how important it
is for us to investigate the ancient writings of the East, in order to under-
stand the modern East. "It is only in the West that people think the
past must be knocked down, replaced. In the East, people build on
Another change in SWC this year is the de-emphasis on fact retention.
"We are saying to the students, Tf it interests you, go after it!' ", said
Mrs. Dever. "We are also going to try not to be inflexible in our cur-
Included as part of the SWC curriculum this year have been Kenneth
Clark's Civilisation films (described in this issue in Campuscope).
As a final note, SWC has proved itself to be sufficiently versatile,
vital, and relevant to attract nearly all the freshmen and three fourths
of the sophomores to its ranks. As one freshman to whom we spoke
remarked: "It has everything!"
Communication: Seeing the World
In addition to allowing a student with a 3.0 average (and approval of
her department and the Academic Dean) to spend a year abroad, the
College will offer a new program of European summer study to go into
effect in the summer of 1971.
Dr. James J. Whalen, president of the College, seeing the necessity
for making language learning more meaningful, initiated the idea of
Newton College summer sessions abroad. When Dr. Ubaldo DiBene-
detto became Director of the Division of Modern Languages last spring.
Dr. Whalen requested that he establish such a program for Newton.
Dr. DiBcnedetto spent the summer of 1970 in Europe, investigating
programs and facilities and interviewing dozens of students studying
abroad, and in a recent interview he discussed his conclusions.
He stated that there arc basically three ways a student can study
abroad. She can register directly at a European university, she can
study abroad under the auspices of another American university, or
she can attend classes under a program sponsored by her own institu-
tion. In the first case, she is at the mercy of the European university, in
a strange country, with few places to turn for guidance. In both the first
and second cases, she may have difficulty in transferring credits to her
own institution. Dr. DiBenedetto then outlined the advantages of at-
tending under a program sponsored by Newton.
1 ) Newton College professors familiar with the particular European
area and university will be accompanying the students, and will
act as advisors and guides;
2) Proper accreditation is assured.
After interviewing many students abroad under all three types of
program, Dr. DiBenedetto concluded that those who were happiest and
felt that they were really getting their money's worth were the students
attending with other students and faculty of their own institutions. As a
result of his study. Dr. DiBenedetto has decided that a program spon-
sored, organized, and supervised by Newton is not only possible but the
best way for students to achieve this synthesis of their language study.
The program for 1971 will run for five weeks, and will take place at
three European institutions. Dr. Ellen Taxer, professor of German, will
organize the program at the University of Vienna (where she received
her Ph.D.); Mme. Frangoise Gianoutsos, assistant professor of French,
at the University of Caen in Normandy (where she received a univer-
sity degree); and Dr. DiBenedetto at the Institute of Spanish Culture in
Students enrolled in the summer institute will attend a three-hour
morning session at the particular university, studying language at vari-
ous levels of proficiency, art, literature, history, and culture. The after-
noons will feature a two-hour seminar with the Newton College pro-
fessor-in-residence, for the purpose of dealing with students' reactions,
resolving problems they may have encountered in their classes, and
talking about the city and country of their residence. Weekend trips,
and attendance at local plays, concerts, and movies will also be sched-
Students will not be living with families in Europe since problems
encountered by students living with families were a common source of
complaint among the students Dr. DiBenedetto interviewed. Instead,
they will be housed in international student dorms, where library fa-
cilities, language labs, laundry service, and swimming pool are available.
The program will be open to both majors and non-majors (providing
the student has at least one year of college-level experience or the
equivalent with the language of the country to which she wishes to go).
Approximate cost of the program will be $900, which will cover trans-
portation, meals, medical insurance, tuition, etc. A student may earn
4-6 credits for the summer, more if she is willing to supplement the
program with independent study.
Communication: Science Is Very Much Alive
On May 4 (as we noted in our July issue) President James J. Whalen
announced the appointment of Dr. Charles Botticelli of the biology de-
partment as Director of the Division of Science. Dr. Whalen stated that
the appointment "represents the beginnings of our effort to provide not
only a rigorous undergraduate science program, as we have attempted
in the past, but also to design a science program to meet the special
interests of intelligent women today."
Dr. Botticelli received his B.S. in zoology from the University of
Connecticut, and holds an M.A. in biology from Williams and a Ph.D.
in biology from Harvard. He has served on the faculties of Harvard and
Boston University, and been Director of the Institute of Ecology at
Boston University. In his new position he holds a full professorship at
Newton, and has retained his faculty status at Boston University.
Dr. Botticelli was recently named as Commissioner for Undergraduate
Education in Biological Sciences, an organization sponsored by the
National Science Foundation and the American Institute of Biological
Sciences. He has had eighteen years of experience in science education
(including the publication of approximately fifteen papers in this field),
holds membership in numerous professional societies, and has pub-
lished more than twenty papers in reproductive physiology — his area
As Director of the Division of Science, Dr. Botticelli directs the fac-
ulty of the various science disciplines, plans for the development of new
science curricula, and is responsible for securing support for the Col-
lege to develop new curricula and sponsor research (both from govern-
ment and private sources).
In a recent interview. Dr. Botticelli commented on the position of
science at Newton. It is possible for a student to major in biology,
chemistry, or pre-med at Newton, and in physics through cross-registra-
tion with Boston College. Dr. Botticelli pointed out that the number of
students majoring in science has grown from ten studying in the sub-
basement of Stuart, to seventy-nine majors in the new and well-equipped
Barry Science Pavilion. Innovative courses are being offered, and stu-
dents are being exposed to "familiarization with, and manipulation and
application of modern instrumentation as it is applied in research to-
day." Each course has been reorganized with growth of students as pro-
fessionals in mind, and extensive lab experience is offered in most
courses. "Our students' high ORE (Graduate Record Exam) scores are
an index of their abihty to compete."
Over fifty freshmen are enrolled in a science course at the current
time. Particularly popular is a new course entitled "The Scientific Basis
of Social Issues" which deals with issues such as population control,
child rearing, drug use, pollution, violent behavior, and poverty.
Other new and innovative courses are those in science education, in
which students teach a science lab at the Country Day School next
door, prepare detailed pre- and post-lab reports (outlining objectives
and self-criticism), and submit to a one-hour oral defense of their work
with Dr. Botticelli.
"Science is quite alive at Newton," concludes Dr. Botticelli, "and I
look for substantial growth in the next two or three years."
Communication: Faith and Freedom
The fact that students are no longer required to engage in the study
of religion at Newton has raised doubts in many of you. "How can
Newton be a Catholic college any more?" you ask. "Will they study it
if they don't have to?"
We recently interviewed Dr. William Murnion, chairman of the reli-
gion department, and a major catalyst of the changes, and put these and
other questions to him. In a clear and candid fashion. Dr. Murnion
proceeded to banish all our doubts, and we hope yours as well.
First, Dr. Murnion pointed out that the study of reUgion should be
considered as an academic discipline, and "not as inculcation in the
doctrines of faith." The latter is primarily a function of the Church
and the liturgy, since it involves belief in what the Church says is the
Word of God.
Religion courses suppose that the student already has faith and is
making an effort to understand WHY she beheves. Those teaching the
courses are not making an effort to produce belief. Neither can religion
courses serve the function of making the student holy. In the past. Dr.
Murnion pointed out, this distinction (between the function of the
Church and the function of the study of religion) was not always made.
Today, said Dr. Murnion, there is radical questioning of everything
that used to be taken for granted. We can no longer assume that all
students believe in doctrines, in the Church, or even in God. The func-
tion of the study of religion must be purely academic.
The students must see that religious teaching is to make them under-
stand. (American history seeks to make the past more relevant to us,
not to make us Americans.) Dr. Murnion also points out that the de-
partment has been working closely with the chaplain and the Christian
Living Committee (a student organization formed to promote Christian
living on and off campus) to see that doctrinal aspects are taken care of
in the appropriate place.
There are pragmatic as well as theoretical grounds for the changes.
Efforts at indoctrination have not always succeeded in the past, and
have often backfired. "Freedom is constitutive of faith in God and it is
impractical to communicate to those who do not
2) wish to believe, or
3) wish to consider belief.
The 'open' curriculum is the context in which we can best do our job.
It provides an atmosphere in which religion can be taught as it should."
Dr. Murnion then pointed out that he and the other members of the
department are responsible for communicating what they, in fact, do
understand. "In class we put ourselves on the line. We are not simply
passing on something."
Under the new system, program structuring by years is out. Six spe-
cialties (distinguished by their methods) are available to all students:
bible, historical theology, systematic theology, religious ethics, world
religions, and philosophical theology. Rehgion is available to students
as a major or minor, or in single courses.
There are three types of courses crossing the six specialties: introduc-
tory, general, and advanced. (This last should enable the student to
become "self-activating" in religious thought.) Twenty-five to thirty
courses are being offered each semester. An effort is also being made
to give each student an appreciation of methods, since she must con-
tinue to learn after her formal education is complete.
In early discussions on curriculum changes, both the administration
and students were agreed to reduce the number of required religion
courses from six to two. But, Dr. Murnion argued, the problem was
not to be solved by reducing requirements, but by initiating a whole
new approach involving
1 ) improving the quality of teaching and
2) responding to the deep needs of the students to understand their
"We must have faith in ourselves and in the quality of our courses."
Dr. Murnion then pointed out that we are not tearing down the past,
but "we are maintaining true tradition. The world has turned over."
What was an excellent religious education, fitting and possible for the
'50's, is no longer valid today. "We must find the best possible religious
education for the '70's. The tradition of academic excellence demands
constant change." For example, we cannot teach religion the way it
was taught in Jerusalem. Christ was an innovation the Jews could not
accept, and theirs is a false tradition as a result. Jesus actually main-
tained tradition by change, by establishing a new approach to God.
Cardinal Newman has written that a non-growing doctrme is not a
living one. "Since tradition is the record of development, we must bring
about the changes necessary to maintain tradition."
This interview was granted prior to the opening of the 1970-1971 aca-
demic year. Dr. Murnion's enthusiasm has evidently not been misdi-
rected, since, over 150 students are currently registered in courses in
the department. — Ed.
Curriculum: Some Points of View
Dr. Lubomir Gleiman, professor of
political science, has been a mem-
ber of the Newton faculty since 1957.
He holds a bachelor's degree from
the Thomas More Institute in Mon-
treal, and received his master's and
doctor of philosophy degrees from
the Institute of Medieval Studies of
the University of Montreal.
Dr. Robert Rogers, assistant profes-
sor of religion, has been at Newton
for three years. He received his bach-
elor's degree from Ohio State Uni-
versity, and his S.T.B. and Ph.D.
from the Boston University School
Question: Were you in favor of the
curricular revisions as they were im-
Gleiman: As you know, I was a
member of the Academic Policy
Committee, and I am definitely in
favor of the changes.
Rogers: I fully support the open
curriculum. Students must make
more of their own decisions: it's
healthy, and it's the only way that
the college experience is going to be
really meaningful. And it is certainly
legitimate for the people of the whole
college to have a voice in curricular
Quinlan: In my first meetings with
the Academic Policy Committee, I
made tentative proposals for changes
in the course of studies. At the time,
these recommendations seemed to
many to be almost shocking in their
departure from the old system. Later,
we went way beyond these first pro-
posals in establishing the new cur-
riculum. We moved fast and far in
the course of a year!
Question: What do you think are
the advantages of the open curricu-
Gleiman: We would like to think
that the student now has a "platonic
receptivity"; that she is in a class be-
cause she wants to be there. It is far
more valuable if students go to classes
because they want to learn. And let
me say that I have never been afraid
that students would abuse the system.
Quinlan: People learn in their own
way, and should be given a chance to
do so. Regarding the study of re-
ligion: a student doesn't profit from
a course unless she wants to take it.
If she is actually seeking religious
knowledge, she will come to the
course with more desire and greater
ability to learn. In addition, a moral
and/or religious aspect is evident in
a number of courses outside of the
religion department, and we have
tried to develop more understanding
of religion in the Study of World
Curran: We honestly don't know
yet how it's going to work out. The
classes are smaller, and there seems
to be more initial interest. Also, with
the variety of courses open to her,
the student gets a broad base, and is
given a chance to find herself, to in-
vestigate different areas. And it's al-
ways been true that you only get
what you want out of education.
Gorman: The faculty has been in-
spired to create new courses, cover-
ing the matter of the old required
courses in a contemporary manner.
In the large required courses the
students were so used to listening,
they were unable to discuss. Now
they are in small classes of their own
choice, and covering the same ma-
terial through their own participa-
The new education courses are cen-
tered on values — I think the whole
program is a very rich one. SWC is
bringing in non- Western culture now,
and I think that's excellent. Also,
the new curriculum makes SWC (and
all other courses) try to be as good
as possible, and this is a good thing.
Question: The disadvantages?
Rogers: I think the only problems
that might arise would be with in-
sufficient academic counseling. If stu-
dents are to be making decisions,
they must be well-informed, and get-
ting the best possible guidance. I
have done a good deal of work coun-
seling freshmen this year, and I think
that the advising program was very
Gorman: I agree that you can lift
requirements only if adequate guid-
ance will take place. The only other
danger I can see is that which might
result from lack of structure, but I
think there are sufficient built-in lim-
its to prevent this.
Curran: Under the required course
system the student was guaranteed a
certain basic training. This is no
longer the case. I also think that
there is a danger that the students
might diversify themselves too much,
though this should balance out. Per-
haps also there is a danger of course
registration turning into a popularity
Gleiman: There is that possibility,
but, in the long run, I don't think
that this will be the case. We must
remember, also, that we are not fro-
zen into the system as it stands. We
can learn from our errors.
There is also the problem of in-
sufficient registration in some of the
more demanding classes, but, on the
other hand, this forces the instructor
to experiment and change his meth-
ods. To make a course interesting is
not to lower its standards.
We must remember that although
certain things have been taken away,
whole new possibilities have been
created! We are taking a gamble,
but it is a gamble that could not
have been avoided.
Question: Do you feel that it was
necessary to make changes in the
curriculum at this time?
Gleiman: In terms of its appeal, I
don't think it would have been pos-
sible for the college to retain the old
system. There was a pressing need
to do something about the large-class
required courses, both college-wide
and intradepartmentally. I have al-
ways had serious questions about the
value of required courses from the
point of view of the instructor, since
he cannot do very much without mo-
tivation from the students.
Quinlan: Yes. We must give the
students the opportunity to make
Sister Mary Quinlan, academic dean
and professor of history, has been a
member of the faculty at Newton
since 1951, and has served as dean
from 1953 to 1968, and from 1969
to the present. She holds a B.A . from
Manhattanville College, and both her
M.A. and Ph.D. from the Catholic
University of America.
Mr. Robert Curran, associate profes-
sor of philosophy, has been at New-
ton since 1955. He holds both a
bachelor's and a master's degree from
choices, and to form their own edu-
cational plans as far as possible. We
shall maintain and raise the quality
of work being done here, but not by
means of rigid requirements.
Question: How have the curricu-
lum revisions affected your depart-
Rogers: Well, the enrollment in the
courses I'm teaching has assumed
an apparently predictable pattern.
Though all courses are open to all
students, my introductory course is
composed entirely of freshmen, and
my seminar course of juniors and
seniors. I think that the freshmen
themselves realized the need for suf-
ficient background, and put them-
selves in the introductory course.
They really seem to want to know
something about the roots of their
Curran: A large number of stu-
dents have enrolled in several of the
philosophy electives I'm teaching: 25
in logic and 26 in the history of
Gorman: We are feeling the effects
of this in a good way. Because the
freshmen have been freed from re-
quirements, the psych department
has been bombarded! We have 400
enrolled in our offerings this semester.
Question: What do you think the
response of the students has been?
Gleiman: Quite favorable.
Rogers: There is a demand for new
maturity and students are responding
Quinlan: The enthusiasm and inter-
est of the students are very great — it's
the best beginning of an academic
year we've had!
Gorman: The students are choos-
ing religion courses, especially the
seniors. They are not rejecting re-
ligion — they still need it and now it's
Question: Do you think that to-
day's student is substantially differ-
ent from the student of five, ten, fif-
teen years ago?
Rogers: In many cases, high school
students are coming here better pre-
pared. They need not go through so
many compulsory courses.
Quinlan: The students are better
prepared; they are getting much
broader experience on the secondary
level. In addition, there is the men-
tality of today's student to consider:
she needs and responds to freedom.
Gorman: Four years ago, many
freshmen were unable to cope with
classes where they were not told what
to do. Now, they are much more
capable of doing independent work.
I think this significant change in the
past three or four years is partly due
to the fact that more high schools
are offering programs of independent
study. Students are more capable of
Gleiman: The situation is changing
on the high school level and these
changes must also be seen in the
larger context of what is happening
in higher education. Today's student
is not only more prepared, but more
willing to take responsibility. It's cer-
tainly worth a try!
Sister Margaret Gorman, professor
and chairman of the psychology de-
partment, has served at Newton for
ten years. She is a graduate of Trin-
ity College in Washington, D. C, and
holds an M.A. from Fordham Uni-
versity and a Ph.D. from the Catho-
lic University of America.
Question: What's in the future?
Gleiman: We must find some kind
of focus around which to build.
(SWC, religion, and philosophy used
to hold this position.) There must
continue to be something to give the
college character, to make it an en-
Gorman: I'm very encouraged. We
have the opportunity to be a model
for higher education!
September 1970: Another Beginning
Two hundred and fifty freshmen were welcomed to Newton on Sep-
tember 7, as the new academic year got underway. Wendy Tobin and
Mary Jane Hueber, co-heads of orientation, planned a full program of
activities for them, with the stress on the academic setup and on per-
sonal involvement. Freshmen met President and Mrs. James J. Whalen
and Academic Dean Sister Mary Quinlan at an opening tea in Bar at,
listened to Dr. Whalen explain Newton's objectives, and worked with
student and faculty advisors to plan their academic programs. On the
second day of orientation, a "Carnival" was held in the student union,
where presentations were made on student government, educational
reform, women's lib, and political activism. As the freshmen moved
from discussion to discussion, the moderators tried to get to the basis
of orientation — how the new students could find a place for themselves
while adjusting to each other and to society.
Registration, held on September 11, was a new experience for all.
Kudos go to Miss Janis Somerville, assistant academic dean, who
organized the innovative program. At an appointed time, each class en-
tered the old SWC hall in Stuart, and passed through a series of check-
points. First, her tuition payment was verified, then she checked finan-
cial aid arrangements if any, received an envelope with her registration
material, picked up IBM course cards from each department repre-
sentative, filled them out, if necessary arranged for a meal ticket and
parking sticker, was photographed for her I.D., and exited through the
back door of the hall, where all her materials were checked by the regis-
trar's office. Quite a change from the old days!
Newton and the Spirit of '74
On the following pages appear some
interviews made in October with
seven members (picked at random) of
the class of 1974. The students, along
with their high schools and home
towns, are: Susan Maracotta, West Is-
lip High School, West Islip, New
York; Kathy Mitchell, Mother But-
ler Memorial High School, Saratoga,
California; Kathy Longley, Lewiston
High School, Lewiston, Maine;
Tricia Keough, East Providence High
School, Rumford, Rhode Island; June
Cooper, Framingham South High
School, Framingham, Massachusetts;
Patricia Clossey, Archbishop Carroll
High School, Rosemont, Pennsyl-
vania; and Elena Morelli, Tenafiy
High School, Tenafiy, New Jersey.
Question: How did you first hear
Susan: My sister had attended a
Sacred Heart school in Nova Scotia.
Kathy M.: I knew that Boston was
the college center of the country, so
I just started checking on schools.
Kathy L.: My brother went to An-
dover, and I once considered going
to a private school in the area, so we
looked at the Newton Country Day
School. That was how I first heard
of the College.
Tricia: Word of mouth.
June: My guidance counselor told
me about the scholarships available
here for black students. And my par-
ents used to live in Newton, and had
seen the school start and grow.
Patricia: I investigated most small
colleges in the New England area.
Elena: I met a- student here who
introducd me to the fact that New-
ton was in existence. I really hadn't
heard of it before that.
Question: Why did you decide to
Susan: I wanted to go to a small
college, and I was particularly en-
thusiastic about the idea of coming
to the Boston area.
Kathy M.: Newton really has a
good psychology department, and
that's what I'm interested in. The
great thing about being here is that
you can take advantage of all that
Newton has to offer, and of all the
things offered by the other schools in
the area too!
Kathy L.: Well, I wanted to be in
the Boston area, in a small women's
college. And it's quiet here, without
Tricia: I wanted a small school be-
cause you really get to know the peo-
ple better. And Newton is a great
location because it's near Boston
without being in the city.
June: I was impressed, and I didn't
feel like I'd be lost here.
Patricia: What convinced me most
was staying here for two days and
talking to the girls. Also, I'm inter-
ested in either political science or
sociology and both of those depart-
ments are excellent here. And New-
ton was willing to give me the finan-
cial help I needed.
Elena: Before I visited Newton I
was very much against the idea of
going to a Catholic college. But my
interview and just talking to students
really changed my mind. The fact
that Newton is first and foremost an
excellent educational institution over-
came my prejudice.
Question: What courses are you
All: We're all taking SWC!
Susan: English, sociology, bible,^
Kathy M.: Philosophy, economics,
art, and Christian marriage.
Kathy L.: Math, English, and psy-
chology. Everyone loves the psych
class — we really look forward to it.
I'm thinking of majoring in math,
but I still have a chance to look
Tricia: Modern philosophy, educa-
tion, psychology, and French.
June: French, sociology, and Eng-
Patricia: Spanish, logic, and sociol-
Elena: English, English composi-
tion, psychology, and education. I'm
enjoying all my courses — I think it's
interesting to be able to say that.
Question: How do you like it here?
Susan: I didn't like it in the begin-
ning, but now I love it. You really
get a chance to know the professors,
and I think the element of freedom
here is very attractive.
Kathy M.: The first night I was so
homesick — California seemed so far
away. But I really started to like it
during orientation. The sophomores
have been great to us — they're really
a friendly group. And I love the
Kathy L.: I love it so far — it really
helps that everyone's so friendly. I
think we're really lucky to be able to
plan our own programs. Incidentally
— it worked out well having upper-
classmen as academic advisors.
Tricia: I was a little apprehensive
at first, coming from a public school,
but I love the kids here, and am
amazed to find that the upperclass-
men treat you just like themselves.
I think the freedom we have is great
— and we don't abuse it. Just having
it makes school seem not so much a
chore, but a pleasure. I haven't heard
of anyone who doesn't like it here!
June: My father is a Baptist minis-
ter, and I'd had a stereotyped idea of
what a Catholic school would be
like — I really thought it would be
strict. But Newton is first of all a
good school. Also the upperclassmen
have really been friendly and help-
Patricia: There's such a warmth
among the students — they really care
about each other. And it isn't just
an extension of a convent school.
Elena: The atmosphere here is very
relaxing — it's quite a change from
a big public high school. Also, the
open curriculum lets us have access
to many fields — you really have a
chance to find out what you want to
Question: Why did you take SWC
and what do you think of it?
Susan: Everything seems to be in-
cluded in SWC — it seemed like it
would be too much of a hassle to
work out an alternate program. I
like the reading, but I don't think the
lectures have been very interesting.
Kathy M.: SWC seemed like a good
idea to me — it's all set up for you, so
why not take advantage of it? I
couldn't really think of any reason
not to take it. The thing I like best
about SWC is that the emphasis is
on what's of interest to me, and not
on memorizing facts.
Kathy L.: SWC sounded like some-
thing I'd get a lot out of. It's such a
Tricia: I haven't cut any SWC lec-
June: SWC is interesting — and I
really like it, although I wish we had
more time for discussion.
Patricia: A lot of freshmen (includ-
ing myself) felt that SWC had every-
thing they needed. You're exposed
to so many different things in that
course — I mean it's not just history.
Elena: It serves as a basis for your
In our March 1971 issue we will begin a new feature entitled
"A Conversation with the President." It will present the most com-
monly asked questions from alumnae, parents, and friends of the
College together with answers or explanations from Dr. James J.
Whalen, president of the College. For example, some questions
which have already been asked are: "Is there a drug problem at
Newton?" "Is Newton still a Catholic college?" If you have any
questions you would like to see answered by Dr. Whalen in the
Newsnotes, please send them to:
Mrs. David C. Hurst
117 Central Street #5E
Acton, Massachusetts 01720
We will do our best to see that every question is answered. If there
are any comments you would like to make on any material con-
tained in this or previous issues, please send a Letter to the Editor
at the above address. Deadline for the March issue for both fea-
tures is January 25.
Governance at Newton
The following excerpts are from the Trustee Committee on Govern-
ance Progress Report, submitted on September 14. The committee is
chaired by Mother Elizabeth Sweeney, Provincial of the Washington
Province and a member of Newton's Board of Trustees. Committee
members are: Miss Nancy Bowdring (president of the alumnae associa-
tion) and Mr. Roger L. Putnam, both members of the Advisory Board;
Mr. John Chandler, Mr. James T. Harris, Jr., Sister Claire Kondolf
(director of development and public relations), and Sister Catherine E.
Maguire (professor of English), all members of the Board of Trustees;
Mr. Robert J. Curran, associate professor of philosophy; Sister Clare L.
McGowan, assistant academic dean; and Miss Kathy Brouder '71, stu-
dent body president.
In planning for the future of Newton College of the Sacred Heart
it is imperative to conduct a broad examination of the governance
function of the College. It is especially urgent to study the role and
functions of the Board of Trustees in order that it may operate at
maximum effectiveness to serve the expanding needs of the College.
The future ability of the College to perpetuate its academic distinctions
and to finance quality programs and facilities will depend heavily on
trustee leadership identified, involved, and committed.
Therefore, the Board of Trustees authorized the formation of a
Trustee Committee to study governance at Newton and to submit
recommendations for improving and reorganizing this vital function
of the College. Included in this self-analysis is a review of the current
government of the College, corporate and trustee powers, faculty,
student, and administrative organization, and the nature of the deci-
sion-making process. ... A clearer articulation, better understand-
ing, and wider acceptance of the making and management of Col-
lege policy are expected to emerge from this study.
Two meetings of the Committee on Governance have been held:
the first on July 17th and 18th, the second on August 29th. During
the first meeting the Committee reviewed the present organization
of the College and heard reports on the Corporation and Board of
Trustees and faculty, student, alumnae, and administrative organiza-
tion. Next, the Committee reviewed trends in higher education and
their implications for Newton College. . . . The Committee then
received a series of presentations from Mr. Arthur C. Frantzreb,
President of Frantzreb and Pray Associates, Inc. and Counsel and
Secretary to the Committee. ...
During its second meeting the Committee discussed the relationship
of the Washington Province in terms of ownership, control, and obli-
gations. Next, the Committee received a Profile of a College Trustee
drafted by Frantzreb and Pray Associates. . . . Then the Commit-
tee received the first draft of a proposed set of Board by-laws drawn
up from the management standpoint suggesting future organization
of the Board of Trustees. ...
The Committee on Governance expects to submit a final report and
recommendations during this academic year to the Board of Trustees.
No final conclusions and decisions have been reached at this time.
Future meetings of the Committee will include consideration of cam-
pus governance options, faculty, student, and alumnae organization,
and the role of constituent groups in governance, as well as further
deliberation on the Corporation and Trustees and the relationship
between the Religious and the College.
Seated, left to right, at a recent Governance Committee Meeting are: Sister Clare Mc-
Gowan, Mr. Robert Curran, Mr. Roger Putnam, and Mr. James T. Harris, Jr. Standing
is Kathy Brouder '71.
''There was a time when the Society of
the Sacred Heart could support Newton
College and it was unnecessary to call on
the resources of the College's constituency.
But in the last five years we have not fully
communicated, to those who care, the stag-
gering material and human costs of main-
taining a College of Newton's standards. I
believe that when these problems are
understood by the College's alumnae and
friends, support for continuing the Sacred
Heart College you began twenty-five years
ago will surely be forthcoming."
James J. Whalen
Address to Washington Provincial
Society of the Sacred Heart
A Golden Jubilee
Mother Agnes Barry, Superior-
Vicar of the Washington Province
of the Society of the Sacred Heart
until 1966, celebrated her Golden
Jubilee of final profession on Au-
gust 5. She is now living at 821
Varnum Street, N.E. in Washing-
ton, D. C.
Mother Barry had expressed
some doubts before tlie event, as
to whether very many people
would be able to attend an event
held in Washington in the sum-
Mass. In the receiving line, in ad-
dition to Mother Barry, were
Mother Elizabeth Sweeney, Pro-
vincial of the Washington Prov-
ince (the title of Superior- Vicar
was replaced by that of Provindial
in 1967) and a member of New-
ton's Board of Trustees; and Sis-
ter Gabrielle Husson, Superior of
the Varnum Street Convent, and
President of Newton from 1956
to 1969. Other guests at the Jubi-
lee from the Newton community
mer. But the small chapel at Var-
num Street was too small to house
the many who came to honor
Mother Barry, and the Jubilee
Mass was held in the Blessed Sac-
rament Chapel of the National
Shrine. The five concelebrants had
all been connected with Mother
Barry during her career, and the
homily was delivered by a friend
of many years.
A reception and outdoor sup-
per for the guests was held at the
Varnum Street Convent after the
included Sister Mary Quinlan,
academic dean; Sisters Jean Ford
and Malin Craig, both members
of the Board of Trustees; and
Sister Mary Foley, Mother Swee-
ney's secretary and formerly secre-
tary to Mother Barry.
In describing the event, Sister
Foley said: "For us who love her
very much, it was very touching
to see the number of people who
were there. It was a very wonder-
ful occasion, as we'd hoped it
Marathon, the first David Reeves lecture of the academic year, was a
special event indeed — a radical departure from the lecture format. Ex-
drug addicts rehabilitated at Marathon House in Providence, Rhode
Island were members of the cast of this theatrical experience. The
method of the play was confrontation: the cast attacked and laid bare
the underlying weakness and fears responsible for addiction. While
walking through the audience, members of the cast asked: "Will you
love me?" To the cry of the actors, the Newton audience responded
with spontaneous warmth.
Programs held at Newton this summer included the following:
The Educational Development Center, a national organization cur-
rently developing educational programs, held a six- week institute for
science and math teachers. These teachers then established pilot pro-
grams in their own schools.
The Christian Family Movement held a weekend family retreat.
The Metropolitan Great Books Council of Boston held a one-day
institute on campus which they termed "the most successful institute
105 New England Y-Teens attended a one- week conference of
constructive programming to develop their leadership and initiative.
Sister Mary K. Oswald, co-ordinator of events and facilities, remarked
that all four of these groups were enthusiastic in response to the New-
ton programming and have asked to return next year.
Newton's Experimental College is offering non-classroom learning
experience this year in Theatre Makeup, Auto Mechanics, Current
Events, and Advanced Sewing. In addition, programs are being sug-
gested and initiated by students for the five-week January vacation.
A series of panel discussions sponsored by the department of religion
and centering on current issues in religion, theology, ethics, and social
change was held at Newton this fall. Discussion leaders included Dr.
William Murnion, department chairman — "Theory and Practice"; Miss
Alicia Rojas '71, a religion major — "Power and the Knowledge of
God"; Mr. William A. Fink, assistant professor — "The Scope of Reli-
gious Activity"; Dr. Robert G. Rogers, assistant professor — "Conflict
and Change in the Local Church"; and Dr. Frank D. Maguire, associate
professor — "New Forms of Religious Community."
College Health Service lecturers this fall included: in September, Dr.
Kenneth MacDonnell on "College Health" and Dr. Joseph Stanton on
"Abortion: Pros and Cons"; in October, Dr. John B. Sturrock on "Col-
lege Mental Health," Dr. WilHam Lynch on "Gynecology," and Dr.
Nicholas Fiumara on "Venereal Disease"; and in November, Mr. David
Vigoda on "Drug Use and Abuse" and Dr. Barbara Shea on "Feminine
Psychology : College Years."
Peter Walsh, Director of the Division of Urban Volunteers in Boston,
explained the service of the Division to a Newton audience in Septem-
ber. He outlined the opportunities for participating in the urban com-
munity, and urged students to commit themselves to action.
Jack Cole, nationally known correspondent and political analyst, was
the November speaker in the David Reeves Lecture Series.
Guest speakers in SWC (Study of World Cultures) this semester
included: Dr. Kendall Folkert of Harvard's Center for the Study of
World Religions for two lectures on "Veda and Upanishads" and three
lectures on "India and Isms"; and Dr. Eugene Klaaren of Wesleyan
University on "Religion and the Rise of Modern Natural Science" and
"The Technological World and Religion in Contemporary Life."
Arts and Crafts
The Kenneth Clark Civilisation Films are being shown in their origi-
nal version at Newton this fall. Civilisation is a series of thirteen 52-
minute color films, a personal view of the ideas and events of the last
sixteen hundred years in the history of Western man, written and nar-
rated by Kenneth Clark, produced by BBC, and presented in this coun-
try by Time-Life Films. Universal praise has been accorded to the film
series and to Kenneth Clark. Films shown to date include: "The Skin
of Our Teeth" (civilisation defined); "The Great Thaw" (Gothic Age);
"Romance and Reality" (13th century); "Man — The Measure of All
Things" (early 15th-century Italy); "The Hero as Artist" (Renais-
sance); "Protest and Communication" (Reformation); "Grandeur
and Obedience" (17th-century Rome); "The Light and Experience"
(spirit of free enterprise); and "The Pursuit of Happiness" (18th cen-
tury). Still to come (and to be presented on Wednesday evenings from
December 2-23) are four films dealing with art, romanticism, war and
imperialism, and modern materialistic technology. We urge you to see
them if you can!
Ingmar Bergman films screened this semester, in conjunction with
an interdisciplinary course in contemporary world culture, included:
Monika, Port of Call, Summer Interlude, Smiles of a Summer Night,
Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, The Magician, Through a Glass
Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence.
Music series events this fall included a Bach program performed
by organist Anthony Newman in October; and a presentation by organ-
ist Mereille Lagace in November.
The Newton College Dramatic Club presented Shaw's Pygmalion to
an enthusiastic audience in November.
Mr. John Chandler, vice-president of the Danforth Foundation
since 1967, and a resident of St. Louis, Missouri, is the newest member
of Newton's Board of Trustees. Mr. Chandler received his B.A. from
U.C.L.A., his D.B. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and is
ordained in the Episcopal Church. He is a former faculty member at
Dartmouth College, U.C.L.A., and Ohio University.
Mr. R. James Henderson, formerly business manager, is the
newly named Vice-President for Administrative and Business Affairs.
Mr. Richard O. Dee is the newly appointed Assistant to the Vice-
President. He holds a bachelor's degree from Boston University, and
has done graduate study at the University of New Hampshire. He was
employed for five years at M.I.T.'s Lincoln Labs, and, before coming
to Newton, spent three and a half years as an administrator with Sanders
Sister Patricia Geoghegan, instructor in art, exhibited her ce-
ramic sculpture at the Pucker/Safrai Gallery on Newbury Street in Bos-
ton during August and September. The exhibit was entitled OPEN
HOUSE Summer 1970, and included the works of four other artists.
Twelve of Sister Geoghegan's works were exhibited — all were abstract
sculptural forms done in the slab technique and made of stoneware
clay (both glazed and unglazed). In his September 12 art column in
the Boston Globe, Edgar Driscoll described her works as "a group of
simply conceived, smoothly executed abstract sculptures featuring
softly flowing, subtly colored glazes which capture the light in much
the same easy way that her open forms embrace the space around
Dr. Lubomir Gleiman, professor of political science, has been
selected to appear in the 1970 edition of Outstanding Educators of
America. He and his wife, Nancy, are also the parents of a new son,
Cyril Edward, born in July.
Sister Claire Kondolf, director of development and public rela-
tions, was one of twenty-five development officers in the nation to at-
tend the American College Public Relations Association (ACPRA)
Summer Academy at the University of Notre Dame in August. On the
local scene, Sister Kondolf has been named to the Governmental Affairs
committee of the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce, and has
also been selected Subchairman on Education within this committee.
Dr. Frank D. Maguire, associate professor of religion, was awarded
his Ph.D. by the Medieval Institute of the University of Montreal in
September. Dr. Lubomir Gleiman, professor of poUtical science and
a graduate of the Medieval Institute, was a member of the board of
examiners. In his report, he described Dr. Maguire's defense as follows:
"Under a sustained, concentrated, and penetrating questioning, Dr.
Maguire's scholarly performance and highly articulated human con-
duct were, by unanimous and unsolicited agreement of the whole jury,
Dr. Robert G. Rogers, assistant professor of religion, gave two
talks on Biblical prayer at the Society of the Sacred Heart prayer
renewal retreat in August in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. He also taught
a summer course at Boston University to delayed vocation Methodist
ministers. Dr. Rogers has also been named by Dr. James J. Whalen as
Director of On-campus Summer Programs.
Mr. Albert C. Schneider, assistant professor of sociology, is au-
thor (along with Gary Mark of Harvard University) of "Violent Inter-
group Conflict in American Society," to appear this year in Social
Problems in a Revolutionary Age, edited by Jack Douglas.
Dr. James J. Whalen, president, has been named to the Board of
Governors of the Institute for Religious Studies in Newton, Massa-
Making the Rounds with J. J.W.
March — An IBM Institute for small college presidents in Pough-
keepsie, New York on the use of computers.
June — Presidents' Institute of the American Council on Educa-
tion at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
September — Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nolan (parents of Mary No-
lan Hanlon '56 and Audrey Nolan Galvin '58) hosted a
cocktail and dinner party for Dr. and Mrs. Whalen at their
home in Weston, Mass.
October — The annual meeting of the American Council on Edu-
cation in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Whalen also lunched with
presidents of Sacred Heart institutions throughout the country,
and was the guest of honor at a dinner party given by Dr. and
Mrs. Stephen F. Bowen, Jr. (Ann Nooney '57). Among those
attending the Bowens' dinner were Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Here-
ford (JoBiE Medart '57). While in St. Louis, Dr. Whalen vis-
ited Villa Duchesne where he met with the new headmaster,
Mr. Robert Wray, and addressed members of the junior and
October — One of the speakers at the dedication of the Whitely
Psychology Laboratories at Franklin and Marshall College in
Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Dr. Whitely taught Dr. Whalen when
the latter was an undergraduate there.
October — Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Atlee Harvey (Mary Ellen Mc-
Keon '56) held a dinner for Dr. Whalen at their home in
Merion, Pennsylvania. A number of Philadelphia alumnae at-
tended a meeting which followed.
October — Dr. Whalen visited the Convents of the Sacred Heart
at Greenwich (Conn.), Stuart (Princeton, N. J.), Stone Ridge,
and Varnum Street (both in Washington, D. C). Sister Bush
and the community at Stuart held a community refreshment
hour and dinner for Dr. Whalen in Princeton; and while in
Princeton, Dr. Whalen also met with President Goheen of
Princeton University. At Varnum Street, Sister Husson, Mother
Barry, and the religious there held a dinner for Dr. Whalen. A
meeting of the Varnum Street community was also held while
Dr. Whalen was in Washington.
October — A dinner on behalf of the College was hosted by Mr.
and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Donahue (Rita O'Connell '52) at their
home in Wayland, Mass.
Plans are being made for trips to Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco,
and Los Angeles.
Dr. John Paul Fitzgibbon, former professor of philosophy, is now
teaching Greek, Latin, and Theology of History at the Cistercian Abbey
of Our Lady of Spring Bank in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.
Miss Ora D. Fant, an instructor in psychology, holds a B.A. from
Oberlin College and an M.A. from Boston College. She is a candidate
for a Ph.D. in Community Social Psychology at the latter institution.
She has also been employed as a psychological counselor for B.C.'s
Black Talent Program.
Mr. a. Nicholas Groth, an instructor in psychology, received his
B.A. and M.A. from Boston University, and is a Ph.D. candidate there.
He has been employed for the past seven years as an examining psychol-
ogist in the Lexington (Mass.) Public Schools and as an instructor in
psychology at Wheeloek College.
Dr. Edward F. Hanlon, an assistant professor of history and Amer-
ican studies, holds an A.B. from King's College (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)
and a Ph.D. in American history from Georgetown University. Before
coming to Newton, he was an assistant professor at College Misericordia
Miss Maureen A. Joy, co-ordinator of the education program and
an assistant professor of education, holds her B.A. and M.A. from
Manhattanville College. She received her Ed.M. from Harvard Uni-
versity, and is a candidate for an Ed.D. there. Miss Joy is also the sister
of Lucille Joy Becker '54.
Mrs. Naomi Suconick Myrvaagnes, a lecturer in English, received
her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, her M.A. from the Uni-
versity of Illinois, and her Ph.D. from New York University.
Miss Maria Amparo San Juan, a graduate of the University of Sala-
manca, and recipient of an M.A. from the University of Valladolid, is
a newly appointed assistant professor of Spanish.
Dr. James F. Taylor, an assistant professor of classics, holds a
B.A. from Haverford College, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Harvard
Dr. Adolf L. Vandendorpe, an instructor in economics, holds a
B.A. from the University of Louvain in Belgium, and received his
Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Rest in Peace
Stimson Wyeth, a member of Newton's French Department faculty
from 1956-1962, died in June of this year at the age of 79. Prior to
coming to Newton he had headed the foreign language departments in
the High School of Commerce and in Dorchester (Mass.) High School,
and had also been a member of the Needham School Committee. Mr.
Wyeth was long associated with the Unitarian Church in Needham,
and with the Needham Historical Society. The American artists, N. C.
Wyeth and Andrew Wyeth, were his brother and his nephew respectively.
Cornelius C. Moore, a resident of Newport, Rhode Island, and a
prominent lawyer, banker, philanthropist, and member of Newton's
Advisory Board, died in August. He was bom in 1884 in Newport,
graduated from Washington Square CoUege in New York, and received
his law degree from New York University. He read law in the Newport
office of Sheffield and Harvey, and opened a law office with Walter
Curry in 1919.
Mr. Moore was a power in Rhode Island politics for over thirty years,
and may have been the most influential person in Newport's modern
He played a role in the founding of the Portsmouth Priory and School
in the '20's, and in 1947 helped to establish Salve Regina College in
Newport. (For many years he was chairman of Salve's Advisory Board.)
He also had much to do with the founding of Vernon Court College in
Newport; and served on the Advisory Board of Newton College until
Mr. Moore was a friend of Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, and Ken-
nedy; Mrs. JacqueHne Kennedy Onassis; and Eamon de Valera; recipi-
ent of honorary degrees from Salve Regina College and Providence Col-
lege; former president of the Newport National Bank; and former
chairman of the Newport City Council. He was active in the Irish Amer-
ican Historical Association, the Irish Scholarship Foundation, the ad-
visory committee of the Society of Friends of Touro Synagogue, the
Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus, Ancient Order of Hiber-
nians, Sons of Irish Kings, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, and IMPACT
Cardinal Cushing with Sister Gabrielle Husson, president of the College from
1956 to 1969.
RICHARD CARDINAL CUSHING
ARCHBISHOP OF BOSTON
Members of all graduating classes attended Newton's annual Alumnae
Weekend, held this year from November 13-15. It was one of the few
times that members of all graduating classes had been invited to attend.
The weekend commenced with a cocktail party for reunion classes
(1950, 1955, 1960, and 1965) at the home of President and Mrs.
Whalen. The class of 1950 then met at the home of Connie Ryan
Eagan in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts; the class of 1960 at the
Towne House (formerly the Hampshire House) in Boston; and the
class of 1965 at the Officers' Club on Summer Street in Boston.
On Saturday morning, graduates met for coffee, doughnuts, and
registration in Stuart's East Lounge. Those interested then toured the
campus, and for many who had not been here in ten years or more
there was a lot to see. (Completed since 1960 have been the Chapel
of the Holy Trinity in 1962, the faculty office and student union wing
of Stuart in 1964, Keyes House South and the Spellman Infirmary in
1965, the Kenny-Cottle Library in 1966, the remodeling of the Put-
nam Art Center in 1967, and Keyes House North and the Barry Science
Pavilion in 1969.) A general discussion entitled "Education at Newton
Two luncheons were held: for the reunion classes in Barat House,
and for the remaining alumnae in Stuart House. Saturday afternoon
was left free for football games, shopping, and getting together with
In the evening, all alumnae were invited to attend a reception given
by Dr. and Mrs. Whalen in Barat House. This was followed by the
Tres Bien Ball, an annual event sponsored by the alumnae of Newton,
Manhattanville, and Newton Country Day School for the benefit of
the Sacred Heart Development Fund. The event was held this year at
the Sheraton Plaza Hotel, chaired by Ursula Kent '60, and co-chaired
by Connie Murphy Hughes '67, Carole Ward McNamara '60,
Nancy McAuliffe Blake '61, Julie Halleran Donahue '61, Midge
Galvin Conners '57, and Joan Donohue O'Neil '61.
On Sunday morning, this very successful weekend concluded with a
Mass and brunch.
Reunion class chairmen were Connie Ryan Eagan '50, Pat Le-
Claire Mitchell '55, Sheila Marshall Gill '60, Fran Fortin
Breau '60, Julie O'Neill '60, and Annmarie O'Connor Stanton
AASH at Newton
On October 3, a conference sponsored by the Washington Province
of the Associated Alumnae of the Sacred Heart (AASH) was held on
the Newton campus. Nearly 100 Sacred Heart alumnae attended group,
discussions concerning various facets of Sacred Heart education, and
heard addresses by lay educators and religious of the Sacred Heart.
Luncheon was served at Newton Academy, and the day concluded
with a Mass in the Chapel of the Holy Trinity at Newton.
Of special interest to many was an address delivered by Sister Dor-
othy Murray, Superior at the Convent of the Sacred Heart at Stone
Ridge in Washington, D. C, entided "The Voice of the Religious."
The following are excerpts :
I propose to share my thoughts with you concerning the differences
between "traditional religious life" and "religious life with a tradi-
tion" because it is perhaps in some of these areas that you as alum-
nae wish and deserve an ongoing explanation. . . . Lately, as you
look at us, you see very little of the so-called "traditional religious"
or of what you would consider "traditional religious life." To begin
with, the most superficial. You see many of us in contemporary
dress and you secretly or overtly wonder why. I might add here that
in the strict sense we are being most traditional in adopting such
dress, because this is exactly what the foundresses of rehgious or-
ders wore — the dress of their day. ...
You have heard that we enjoy vacations, visit homes, our own and
those of friends, and you question our poverty. You know that we
attend various kinds of meetings (some more joyful than others!)
etc., etc. You have visited or heard about our religious who live
and/or work in the inner city, or those who are in individual aposto-
lates living in small apartments. You have heard of those who seem
so much "at home" in mixed company, are active in various and
civic social movements, involved in workshops in great variety. You
have watched great changes in our schools.
I could go on, but these and many more examples could fill in the
picture that convinces many people that there is very little left of
what they considered to be "traditional religious life" and so the
image of the "traditional religious" has been shattered and what is
May I suggest that perhaps what is left is a religious life with a
"great tradition" and individual religious men and women who live the
gospel ever more completely, personalize the spirit of their foundresses
in their daily lives and so respond to the urgent and overwhelming
needs of 1970 in a truly relevant way. . . . Today, 1970, "reli-
gious life with a tradition" is radically dedicated to [two] constants —
prayer and compassion (service). But because of the radically differ-
ent world in which we live, the thrust has changed — many of the
externals have altered. . . .
But from the theological point of view it is perhaps the Incarna-
tional thrust, the move from the static view of the world to a dynamic
one, the realization that the secular and the sacred cannot really be
separated — that has had the most profound effects on "traditional
religious life. ..." Because of this stress on incamational theology,
there is a different understanding of the vows. Poverty is seen as a
sharing of goods, a very gospel oriented concept, and this on a pro-
found level — the sharing of all kinds of goods: talents, interest,
friendship, time — in short, a total sharing. Chastity is envisioned as
the gift of unrestricted love, freeing the person to love always those
most in need, and loving with the limitless power of Christ. Obedi-
ence expresses itself in service; service to the Christ who is all around
us and calls us forth to respond to His Command to build the earth,
bringing it to birth.
And so we search for the way in which we may most fully express
this gift which is ours. We have before us many alternatives and the
Gospel must be our inspiration, in a sense our life. But it is not a
roadmap. It is, as Bernard Haring has said, "the promise that we can
become people who care, risk, pay to shape the future." Let us
pray that we shall be religious who, under the guidance of the
Spirit, do just that — care, risk, pay, that we may live the Gospel
Promise to shape the future.
NEW YORK: Members of New York's Westchester Club hosted a
cocktail party in June for Dr. James J. Whalen, president of the Col-
lege, and Mrs. Whalen. The event, organized by Sue Roy Patten '64
and Kathy Wilson Conroy '64, was held at the 91st Street Convent
of the Sacred Heart, and attended by nearly 100 alumnae, husbands,
and dates. An informal question and answer period followed, during
which alumnae discussed with Dr. Whalen some of the issues which had
arisen during the preceding school year.
RHODE ISLAND: New club officers are: Ferna Ronci Rourke '60,
president; Elizabeth Duffy Legare '58, vice-president; Diane La-
POLLA DiFiore '66, secretary; and Carol Donovan Levis '63, treas-
urer. An evening Mass, celebrated at the home of Kathy Mahoney
Plante '62 on October 8, was the occasion for this year's first meeting
of the club.
Rita O'Connell Donahue '52 and Joan Donohoe O'Neill '61, former and current
presidents of the Boston Club, present a check to Dr. James J. Whalen, president of
^ C 1 Jackie Gonzalez Parajon
± writes from Greenwich,
Connecticut: "My life is far from
dull. I am 'doing my thing,' very
busy with the children (Carlos, 9,
Cecilia, 12, Luis, Jr., 13, and Jackie,
15), their activities and interests,
and taking care of the house. You
may label my life 'family-centered.'
Whatever time is left, I employ in
my favorite pastimes: reading (un-
der the 'Great Books' program),
French conversation at the YWCA,
and cooking." . . . Congratulations
to Helen Hannon Minot on the
birth of her daughter, Eliza Whit-
ney. . . . Mimi O'Hagan reports
that the international exchange
program, "Entente Sacre Coeur,"
which she and Claire Murphy, a
Manhattanville graduate, had started
for Sacred Heart students, has been
abandoned. "However," Mimi writes,
"the students who did visit one an-
other, in France and in the U. S.,
are still corresponding with each
other, and continuing to further the
international friendships we had
hoped to foster by such a program."
Mimi is still very busy with her
own firm, doing advertising, promo-
tion, and public relations for such
interesting clients as the American
Museum of Natural History, and
Benziger, an educational publisher
and subsidiary of Crowell and Mac-
millan. In her spare time, she and
Patricia Canning Alberding and
her husband go cross-country skiing
in the lower Berkshires. Next win-
ter they hope to take up snow-shoe-
ing. . . . Sister Justine Lyons
received an M.Ed, from Harvard
Graduate School of Education in
chief of our yearbook. After a stint
as Newton's publicity director, she
began her newspaper career with
the News Tribune in Waltham, and
later served as a correspondent for
the Boston Globe. She was a mem-
ber of the original staff of the Brain-
tree Sunday News (later the Ob-
server Forum), and has served as
its managing editor for the past three
years. Patsy has had extensive ex-
perience in reporting and evaluating
the suburban news scene, especially
as it concerns government.
' ^ Cape Cod summer neigh-
w/D bors were Pat Leary and
Mary Ford Whalen Kingsley
and family. The Kingsley s enjoyed
their first summer in their new va-
cation home in Harwichport, but
when school started for the three
Kingsley boys, Pat remained in
nearby Dennisport, where she is now
a year-round resident. She com-
mutes daily to her Boston position
as supervisor of American Airlines
5 ^ ^ Class secretary, Alice Rear-
DON PoRELL, and Bill at-
tended his 25th reunion at Harvard
in June. Alice writes that it was
"an uninterrupted succession of
well-planned social events, seasoned
with highly intelligible symposia on
contemporary university life, the
war, the economy, etc., climaxed by
Commencement exercises. The chil-
dren were well entertained with
separate programs for each age
group. (As son John commented:
'I wish the 26th was next week!')"
5 ^ ^ Congratulations to Patsy
w/ ^ Murray, newly named edi-
tor of the "Associated Weeklies" of
Massachusetts. Patsy's fifteen years
of experience in the field began at
Newton, where she served as fea-
ture editor of "885" and editor-in-
Barbara Gonzalez de
GuERRA writes from Mon-
terey, Mexico that she is the proud
mother of nine children. She visited
Ann Nooney Bowen last March
when her husband attended a medi-
cal convention. Viewing slides of
Newton days together, Barbara and
Ann reminisced while enjoying a
preview of coming attractions in
fashions. (If only we had saved
our campus "midis"!) . . . Nancy
Bowen Murphy has returned to
school. She is taking courses at
Framingham State College which
will prepare her to serve as a public
school counsellor. . . . Harriet
Reilly Spellman lives in Brain-
tree, Mass. with her two children:
Paul and Katherine. Paul, Sr. is an
assistant principal. . . . Sister Bar-
bara BiRELEY is presently at our
southernmost provincial academy,
Miami's Carrolton. . . . Alumnae
Association president, Nancy Bqw-
DRiNG, is serving as chairman of a
self-study group of the Associated
Alumnae of the Sacred Heart
(AASH). During her summer res-
pite from teaching she enjoyed a
third visit to Hawaii.
* ^ Q Stephanie Landry Bari-
%J y neau is involved in many
civic activities in her Los Angeles
suburb. She has most recently or-
ganized a children's choir, and also
gives piano lessons. ... Janet
Grant has been promoted to group
supervisor at Honeywell, Inc., and
has represented the company at
many conferences throughout the
country during the past year.
* V O When seen by several
w/ O classmates at a Tres Bien
Ball a few years ago, Pat Hannon
Hurley announced that she was
making her "debut" that evening
after four years of hibernation while
Joe attended law school. Since then
"P" has evidently regressed rapidly,
as she writes that her present ac-
tivities are "Blue Birds, Pee-Wee
Hockey, and Little League." Our
only hope is that Joseph, 9, Margot,
8, and Sarah, 5, are the participants.
. . . Judy Carey Zesiger and Al
recently returned from a two-week
trip to Japan, and are presently in
the process of remodeling their New
York home on Fifth Avenue. In ad-
dition to caring for Albert, Jr.
("Carey"), 2, Judy also serves as
vice-president of the executive
board of the New York Eye and
Ear Infirmary, and part-time lec-
turer at the Children's Division of
the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
. . . Also Manhattanized, Brenda
McLachlan Scranton sends word
that her present occupations are
threefold: wife (of John), mother
(of Susannah, 2), and dog psychol-
ogist (for a seven-year-old Welsh
Corgi named Kurt). Hopefully, her
sociology degree from Newton is of
some use in these departments, but,
with a little foresight, perhaps a
zoology-psychology double major
could have been arranged. ... If
you wish to avoid mention in a
"Missing Classmates" column, please
sign in with your class secretary.
^ (^C\ LoRETTA Maguire has been
\J\J elected to the post of Town
Meeting Member in Watertown,
Mass. She is involved in a new pro-
gram which will include the resi-
dents in solving the town's prob-
lems. . . . Kathleen McDermott
Kelsh is busy with her two chil-
dren, John and Mary Eileen, but
finds time to do substitute teaching
and work toward a Master's degree
at night. She took time out from
her studies this summer to relax
with her family at their new vaca-
tion home in Northampton, N. Y.
. . . Connie Lucca Donovan and
Dave returned to Marblehead, Mass.
last fall with their three sons: Da-
vid, Paul, and Peter, and their
daughter, Ann Marie. . . . Nancy
Madden Leamy, her husband, three
daughters, and one son live in Stam-
ford, Conn. Nancy is an ice skating
teacher in her spare time. . . . Patsy
McCarthy Dorsey and Joe are
the parents of three children: Linda,
61/2, Timothy, 4, and new daugh-
ter, Michele Christine. Joe was re-
cently presented the Mass. Junior
Chamber of Commerce Award for
his work in the field of public
health. . . . Carole Higgins O'Con-
nor lives in Andover, Mass. and is
the mother of three boys: Edward,
John, and Michael. . . . Elaine
Holland Early and Gail Stout
Wood have opened a boutique called
The Poppy Shop. This creative en-
terprise has kept them busy during
the past year, as all the articles in
Darry Powers Danahy: Getting It All Together
Darry Powers Danahy '60 and
her husband Bob are a concerned
and courageous young couple who
have helped thousands to compre-
hend and adjust to the deafness
of a child.
Darry was teaching school when
she contracted German measles
during the Rubella epidemic of
1963, and her daughter, Anne,
now 6, was born profoundly deaf.
Anne, who is the oldest of three
children, has a 90% hearing loss,
discovered when she was eight
months old. Darry writes: "Her
education and our educational ex-
perience began then.
"Since only one child in a thou-
sand is born deaf, a pediatrician
can go through a lifetime in his
profession without ever seeing a
congenitally deaf child. The aver-
age pediatrician is not sensitive
to the possibility of hearing loss
in an infant. Frequently parents
are delayed and waste valuable
time in beginning the education
of their hearing impaired child. So
many parents of hearing impaired
children have been told to wait
awhile — the child will talk when
he's ready. Then, at age 3V2, the
non-talker often turns out to be
deaf. So we urge any parent sus-
pecting a hearing loss to have the
child looked at by a specialist
rather than a pediatrician.
"The baby born deaf does not
hear language, so concentrated
language therapy must begin im-
mediately. This therapy consists
of constantly talking to the child,
and stimulating him auditorially,
so that he will begin to lipread,
recognize and distinguish among
sounds, and speak. To deny him
that privilege by teaching him
sign language is cruel, and re-
stricts his communication to those
relatively few persons skilled in
the art of signs.
"Anne was fitted to her first
hearing aid shortly after her loss
was detected. Presently she wears
two hearing aids and they are in-
valuable tools. She is able to dis-
tinguish many sounds (including
some speech sounds) through
"We enrolled in the Thayer-
Lindsley Nursery at Emerson Col-
lege when Anne was two years
old. This is a parent-centered pro-
gram designed to educate parents
as well as children. Anne and I
went to school three times a week
for two years, and Bob and I at-
tended evening meetings, heard
speakers, etc. We learned to use
our home as the most natural and
effective learning environment.
These were the two most valuable
years invested in her education,
and they changed our lives sig-
"We met people with the same
problem and began to realize how
widespread it was. The Rubella
Epidemic left four times more
deaf children in Massachusetts
than are usually bom in a year.
Where were they going to be edu-
"A small group of parents began
meeting informally. We started to
investigate existing facilities, lo-
cate the Rubella babies, and figure
out how large the problem was.
It became apparent that the four
schools for the deaf in Massachu-
setts couldn't handle all the chil-
dren who would soon be at their
"Six parents spent a day discuss-
ing our common problem with
the Connecticut parents. They
urged us to consider legislation to
provide more facilities. We came
home and visited a legislator who
turned out to be a strong and
most necessary ally. With the help
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of Senator Kevin B. Harrington
we tiled two late-file bills.
"The first bill provided for the
use of classes within the public
school system for educating deaf
and hard of hearing children.
Previously, almost all deaf chil-
dren were educated in schools ex-
clusively for deaf children.
"The second bill established an
Advisory Council for the Deaf
which would be responsible to the
State Board of Education, and
would develop a comprehensive
state plan for educating all deaf
and hard of hearing children.
"The bills were passed within
three months, an amazing feat in
legislative circles, which under-
scores the strong influence of par-
ents organized to help their handi-
"The organization and use of
the varied talents of widely scat-
tered parents on a statewide basis
is a tremendous challenge, but has
been most rewarding to Bob and
me. The part-time effort of par-
ents is co-ordinated through the
Massachusetts Parents' Associa-
tion for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing, of which Bob has been
president and I have been secre-
tary for the past two years. (The
Massachusetts Parents' Associa-
tion was the originator of the plan
to establish the International Par-
ents' Organization, and its first
affiliated member. — Ed.)
"With the aid of the Department
of Special Education we began to
compile a census of the deaf in
our state. Day programs were
founded under the new legislation,
the Advisory Council began to
meet, and our organization began
the quest for funds. We found
that passing legislation was the
easy part. Setting up quality pro-
grams, attracting interesting teach-
ers, and educating other parents
—these are the more difficult
"Bob and I speak alone or to-
gether, on the work of the asso-
ciation, needs of the deaf, etc. I
frequently speak on my feelings
as the mother of a handicapped
child and I think this is my fa-
vorite topic. So many times peo-
ple will say: 'You've accepted
Anne's handicap so well.' Let me
say that a mother never accepts
her child's handicap — she learns
to adjust to it, and adjustment is
a series of small and painful steps.
"Bob has published several ar-
ticles in professional journals,
hoping to emphasize to educators
the tremendous resource they have
in parents. He has also worked on
Federal proposals to obtain more
money for handicapped children.
Within the association we hold
four meetings a year and publish
a newsletter mailed to 3500 mem-
bers and friends.
"One of the most enjoyable as-
pects of the work is traveling. We
have met parents and educators in
the field from all over the coun-
try. Sharing our problems and ex-
periences is exciting and benefi-
cial. Bob was recently asked to
represent the parents of the U.S.
"The most important aspect of
our work is to awaken parents —
educated parents can no longer sit
back and accept programs de-
signed for their children without
investigating them. We all possess
talents and abilities to achieve im-
provements in the field of special
education which cannot be accom-
plished by even the most dedi-
cated and effective educators.
"The education of all children,
but particularly the handicapped,
requires an active and inform.ed
parental involvement. We feel that
the rewards are unlimited, for in
addition to helping our own child,
we are helping others and grow-
the shop have been handcrafted by
Gail and Elaine.
1 Barbara Feeley O'Brien
\J I and Barry have acquired a
horse named Sam, and Barbara has
become an excellent horsev^oman
and accomplished jumper. Her three
children are also aspiring equestri-
ans. . . . Margot Bruguiere Mar-
tin and Bob built a new home last
year in Holden, Mass. Margot, a
provisional member of the Junior
League, is the mother of two boys:
Robert and Jeffrey. . . . Nancy
McAuliffe Blake and Chet are
living on Beacon Hill in Boston.
Nancy is a board member of the
Opera Company of Boston and a
valuable member of the Channel 2
auction team. . . . Mig Boyle is a
candidate for an M.A. in adult edu-
cation and employee development at
George Washington University in
Washington, D. C. . . . Gail Giere
Collins and her husband have re-
cently bought a home in Northamp-
ton, Mass. Gail conducts a ballet
school for little girls, and Aimee, 8,
Francis, 7, and Jeremy, 3Vi, also
keep her "on her toes." . . . Linda
Gray McCabe and Lawrence, who
were married on 1970's snowy
Easter Sunday, are living in Seattle.
Linda is a candidate for an M.A.
in urban affairs at the University of
Washington. . . . Carol McGee is
an editor with Ginn and Co., where
she is working on their linguistic
reading series. (Teaching classmates
may make use of her work before
long.) . . . Mary Beth Robinson
Rice was one of the prime movers
in involving Newton alumnae in
Roxbury, Mass. volunteer work
this past winter. She is also busy
settling into her new home in Wa-
ban. . . . Josefina San Miguel
DEL PuLGAR is head of the history
department at Academia San Jose
in Puerto Rico. She and her husband
Cristobal, a plant manager, breed
Doberman Pinschers as a hobby.
She writes that she would love to
hear some news from the "LBJ
prank" gang. . . . Sister Mary Con-
CETTA Dalton is principal-supcrior
of a school in Lima, Peru, where
she is in charge of 436 children. In
her spare time, she is taking two
courses, "Creative Education" and
"Theology of Vocation and Obedi-
ence" at the nearby Sacred Heart
school. She reports that "all the
Sisters have the same beautiful
spirit, even though the language is
different." . . . Also studying at
Sophianum in Peru is Sister Shaw-
LEEN Kennedy, who is taking a
course in "Theology of Education,"
in addition to her duties as a prin-
cipal and missionary. . . . Sister
Judy Vollbrecht is presently a
graduate student at the University of
Pennsylvania, where she received a
two-year NSF fellowship to continue
her studies toward a doctorate in
anthropology. She is living in Phila-
delphia with the Sisters of Notre
Dame de Namur while attending
graduate school. Prior to her Ph.D.
work, she was director of students
at Stuart Country Day School in
Princeton, New Jersey. . . . Sister
Vollbrecht writes that Marge
Carroll Pluso and Tom have
moved to Florida; and that Nancy
Gain Gonzalez is back in Phila-
Ann Tomasello O'Hearn
KJ^ and John are back in Mas-
sachusetts; John is associated with
Meredith and Grew in Boston. . . .
Penny Whelan Kirk and Jack are
building a house in Weston, Mass.
which they hope will be ready by
Thanksgiving. Their three boys:
John, 6, Peter, 4, and Timmy, 2, are
also anxious to move into their new
home. . . . Pinky Snite Bratton,
Kevin, and their three sons have
moved to Wisconsin, where Kevin
will be teaching at the University
of Wisconsin. It's like returning
home to Pinky, who spent a lot of
Miv Cooke Flynn: A Special Commitment
Miv Cooke Flynn '62 has main-
tained a dual commitment for the
past six years: first, to her hus-
band and two children, and sec-
ond, to her classes of emotionally
disturbed and brain-damaged Long
After graduation from Newton,
and a brief stint in the Harvard-
Radcliffe Business Administrative
Program, Miv found employment
as a caseworker, supervising chil-
dren in foster care for Nassau
County (N. Y.). She was married
to Patrick Flynn in 1963, and
continued her work until one
week before the birth of her first
child, Sarah, in the fall of 1964.
Anxious to make use of her
spare time in a meaningful contri-
bution to society, Miv began
teaching a class of emotionally
disturbed children on a part-time
basis. Intrigued by the field, she
applied for (and received) a full
graduate fellowship to study at
Hofstra University, and in 1968
received an M.S. in Special Edu-
Since then, Miv has spent the
mornings of the academic years
1968-69 and 1969-70 teaching at
a school for emotionally disturbed
children. In the early part of 1969
she took time off for the birth of
her second child, Kiernan, and,
in the fall, served as a guest lec-
turer at St. Joseph's College in
Brooklyn in special education for
the emotionally disturbed child.
In the summer of 1969 (and
again this year) Miv was the di-
rector of a special six-week pro-
gram for brain-damaged children
at the Garden City (N. Y.). Nurs-
ery School. TTie program, which
was sponsored by the Long Island
chapter of the New York Associa-
tion for Brain-Injured Children,
was, as Miv describes it, "de-
signed to help improve the body,
self-image, and ego of these chil-
dren who were born with brain
defects." This year, Miv is teach-
ing a five-hour day at a school for
brain-injured children near her
During this period, Miv also
appeared as a contestant on the
TV program. Jeopardy. Produc-
tion people asked her to return
and act the role of a contestant in
a pilot film. Since then, she has
done quite a bit of work for Merv
Griffin's production company,
making pilots and doing dress re-
hearsals and live presentations for
Let's Play Post Office, The Who,
What, Where Game, Sale of the
Century, and other quiz shows.
For relaxation, Miv enjoys read-
ing history and biography, and,
for recreation, joins her husband
for tennis, skiing, and family bi-
"It's fun to be flexible," writes
Miv. "I find that teaching is a
satisfying autonomous occupation
which can be done conscientiously,
and at the same time allow me to
make my primary commitment to
"Working with handicapped
children is especially rewarding.
When you are involved in this
field, you measure progress in mi-
crometers — each small step be-
comes a tiny precious stone to be
polished and cherished.
"Working on such an intimate
basis with handicapped children
and their families makes me real-
ize how deluged with blessings my
life has been. I really treasure my
life with my children, and try to
spend it playing with them and
time there as a youngster. . . . Liz
Irish Keyser and John have re-
cently bought a cooperative apart-
ment in Bronxville, N. Y. It is lo-
cated only a short distance from
Lawrence Hospital, where Liz does
volunteer work. John has recently
received a promotion with Johnson
and Higgins Insurance Company.
. . . Anne Gallagher Murphy
and Joe have three daughters and
one son. They live in Harrington,
Rhode Island, in an antique house
which they enjoy decorating. . . .
Kay Bryant Canoni and Tom live
in Bronxville with their three chil-
dren: Lisa, 6, Peter, 5, and David,
IV2. John is a lawyer with a firm
in New York City. . . . Tammi
Kahle Hartman, Mike, and their
two sons and two daughters are liv-
ing in Toledo, Ohio, where Mike is
with a securities company. . . .
Kathy Jacobi Boehm and Bill are
parents of a fift!h child, a daughter.
5 Q Martha Meaney Cum-
yj J MINGS and Ritchie have
moved from Georgia to Andover,
Mass. . . . Mary Ann Burke Buck-
ley and Jim are now living in Need-
ham, Mass., and have three chil-
dren: James, Jr., 4Vi, Mary Kate,
3Vi, and Edward, 1. . . . Wilma
Sullivan Bruce and Douglas are
residents of Norwich, Connecticut.
They are the parents of two daugh-
ters: Jessica and Andrea. . . . Judy
Brill Callahan and B.J. are busy
house-hunting these days. They are
presently living in Woburn, Mass.
and Judy is teaching in the area.
. . . Fran Hesterberg is working
for the Telephone Company in
Brooklyn. . . . Mary Elizabeth
Connelly spent last summer in
Boston, and returned to Philadelphia
in September to enter her third year
of medical school at Jefferson Medi-
cal College. She is hoping to spend
her fourth year in Boston at one of
the area's well-known teaching hos-
pitals. . . . Judy DeMarco is living
on Beacon Hill and working at Bos-
ton University Medical School. , . .
Carol Flynn took a reprieve from
her nursing duties at Newton Welles-
ley Hospital to tour Latin America
in August. . . . Beth Martin is
an instructor of student nurses at
Mount Auburn Hospital in Cam-
bridge, Mass. Beth took a vacation
last summer to visit her cousin, a
VISTA volunteer in Montana. . . .
Carolyn McInerney has received
new job responsibilities at the First
National City Bank of New York.
This will involve her in quite a bit
of travelling this year: to St. Louis,
San Francisco, and Minneapolis, . . .
Sue Gauthier Milot and David
and their two sons: Phillip and An-
drew, are happy in their new home
in Andover, Mass. A few of the
girls in our class enjoyed a lovely
luncheon reunion there in June. . . .
Mary Droney Reynolds and
Frankie live in Medford, Mass. with
their daughter, Ann. They are both
pursuing advanced degrees: Mary in
English, and Frankie in law. . . .
Mary Lou Rotoli is back in her
home town of Rochester, New York
where she is working for the Social
Security Administration. . . . Margie
Dever Shea and Dan moved to
Concord, Mass. over a year ago,
and Margie has been vigorously par-
ticipating in political campaigns and
the League of Women Voters. She
has three children: Kathy, 6, Caro-
lyn, 2V2, and Susie, 1.
5/^/1 MoRNA Ford Sheehy's hus-
D I band, John, practices law in
New York City. They have two
children: John, Jr., 4V2, and Lau-
ren, IV2. . . . Patty Thomas Gass
and Ray and their daughter, Lisa, 2,
are living in Evanston; Ray is a
member of the Illinois Bar. . . .
Brenda Condrey McDermott and
Frank live in Chelmsford, Mass.,
where he is also an attorney. Their
two children are: Frank, Jr., 3, and
Susan, 2. . . . Practicing law in
the Manchester, Mass. area is
Sheila Driscoll Goddard's hus-
band, Charles. The Goddards are
the parents of Meredith, 2. . . .
One of the most recent members of
the legal profession is Karen
Murphy Birmingham's husband,
Jack, who graduated from B.C. Law
School in June, and will be prac-
ticing in Boston. ... A luncheon in
April for Boston area classmates
was hosted by Elia Capone Dan-
gelmaier. Among those attending
were: Gay Telerico Peckham, Su-
san Lee Gannon, Mary McKeon
Connelly, Sheila Driscoll God-
DARD, CLAUDETTE DELANEY, KaREN
Murphy Birmingham, and Chip
Donahue Boes. Elia and her hus-
band, Ralph, an engineer, live in
Reading, Mass. with their two boys:
Ralph, 4, and Robbie, 2. . . . Gay
Telerico Peckham and John call
Sherborn, Mass. home. They also
have two boys: John, 3, and Mi-
chael, 2. John, Sr. is an engineer
with an electronics company. . . .
Susan Lee Gannon and Joe have
two daughters: Mary, 3, and Kate,
1. . . . Mary McKeon Connelly
and Gil, a physician, are the parents
of Elizabeth, IV2. . . . Barbara
Richardson Paulus and Harry are
living in Hartsdale, New York,
where Barbara is a kindergarten
teacher and Harry is an accountant
with Union Carbide. . . . Regina
McDonnell Hayes and Jeff are
Manhattanites. Regina is an assistant
editor of children's books with Cow-
ard-McCann, Inc. and Jeff produces
educational films and filmstrips with
Thomas Sand Enterprises. His first
publication, a children's book, is
entitled The Lion's Eyeglasses. . . .
Karen DeCavalcante also spends
her days in New York City, where
she is an assistant research director
for Seventeen. . . . Ann Staples
is now Sister Sarah Anne and is
teaching high school in Kenya. She
would enjoy hearing from former
classmates at her remote address:
P.O. Box 2001, Mombasa, Kenya,
East Africa. . . . Mary Jane Col-
lins is a social worker in Albuquer-
que, New Mexico with the Bernalillo
County Welfare Office. She has been
in New Mexico since graduation,
first as a volunteer teacher with the
Extension Program in Albuquerque,
and then as a teacher in Santa Fe.
. . . Jane O'Neil Markey and
Fred live and work in Boston. Jane
is a programmer with the State
Street Bank, and Fred is with John
Hancock, . . . Kathy Hart is a sec-
ond grade teacher in Leicester, Mass.
Since graduation, Kathy has also re-
ceived her M.Ed. . . . Pat Kostek
Frech and Roger live in Corvallis,
Oregon with their two children:
Kevin Roger, 5, and Stacy, 2. Roger
is an assistant professor at Oregon
State. Pat is chairman of the Cor-
vallis Community Day Care Center
and a member of the League of
Women Voters. She also served as
chairman of "McCarthy for Presi-
dent" area coffees in 1968. . . . Judy
Nolan Cahill is a real estate broker
and an art teacher in the Stamford
(Conn.) public schools. Jimmy is a
sales representative for Monsanto,
Inc. in New York City. . . . Peachy
Leach Powers and Ed and their
two children: Lauren, 5, and Teddy,
4, live in Somerville, Mass. Peachy
is a real estate broker and Ed is a
stockbroker. . . . We were sorry to
hear that Donna Shea Urey was in
an automobile accident in June, in
which she fractured her spine. Her
little boy, Brian, was also injured.
Donna's address is: 6833 Lemon
Road, McLean, Virginia 22101.
We're sure she would appreciate
hearing from you, as she will be re-
cuperating for quite a while. . . .
Marilyn Fazio Mueller and Fred
live in Elmwood Park, Illinois. Fred
is a sales representative for R. R.
Donnelly and Co. They are the par-
ents of Billy, 5, Lisa, 3, and Mi-
chael, 2. . . . Rita Garbarini Brown,
Michael, and Christopher, P/2, are
living in Stamford, Connecticut. Mi-
chael is the general manager of Har-
bor Marine Center in Cos Cob. . . .
Alice McDowell Pempel and her
husband, John, are living in Japan
while John writes his dissertation
for a Ph.D. in political science. Alice
is also working for a Ph.D. in theol-
ogy. . . . Kay Raleigh DiFrancesca
has received her doctorate in clinical
psychology. She and her husband
live in Wheaton, Maryland, with
their son, John, 2. . . . Carol Sin-
NOTT Ulmer and Charlie make their
home in New Rochelle, where Char-
lie is a sailmaker. They have two
children. . . . Carol Odenbach Mc-
Carthy and Jim live in Rochester,
N. Y., where Jim is a sales repre-
sentative for Dolomite Products
Co. Carol is a part-time secretary at
home, and the mother of Christine,
5, and James Robert, 3Vi. . . . De-
anna Zugger Breithaupt and Pe-
ter are in Detroit, where Peter is
the resident manager of the Statler
Hilton. Deanna teaches music part-
time, in addition to caring for Scott,
IV2. . . . Marcia Murphy is a Ph.D.
candidate in clinical psychology at
Boston University. . . . Class secre-
tary Chip Donahue Boes says that
she thinks of many classmates often
when she takes the boys to the Way-
land Town Beach at Lake Cochitu-
ate, and reports: "We even have
Linda Mason Crimmins
and Tom have moved
from Virginia to New Jersey. Tom,
who has been in the Navy for the
last five years, was released^ from
the service in May. The same month,
Linda and Tom welcomed their
third child, Tracy, who joins sister
Kelley, 3, and brother Michael, 2.
Linda hopes to do substitute teach-
ing in special education this year.
. . . Fran Murray Taylor writes
that she and Frank have also moved
to New Jersey. Frank is the As-
sistant General Manager of the
Woolco Department Store in Pleas-
antville. The Taylors have four
children: Theresa, 6, Elizabeth, 4,
Michele, 2, and Christopher, 1. . . .
Karen Kinnealey Turke and Ken
are living in New York City where
Ken is an M.B.A. candidate at Co-
lumbia. . . . SiMONE PoIRIER DEELY
has received her Master's in Eng-
lish from the University of New
Brunswick in Canada. John earned
his Ph.D. from the Institute for
Philosophical Research and is now
employed at the Institute as a re-
search consultant. Simone and John
are the parents of a two-year-old
son, Matthew. . . . Having received
her M.S. in elementary education
from Boston State, Pat McEvoy
Smith is now living in Philadelphia
and is on the board of directors of
the League of Women Voters. In
addition to raising two-year-old
Kimberly, Pat is also doing part-
time substitute teaching.
'/T/T Two summer weddings
v/VJ served as mini-reunions for
seventeen members of the class.
Wedding party members at Marilyn
Flynn McGuire's May wedding
were Ann Marie Kennedy Burke,
who served as matron of honor,
and Karen Carty O 'Toole. Among
the guests were: Maureen Har-
NiscH, Annemarie Sweeney Valko,
Mary Donahue, Carol Hibbert
Lynch, Ellen McElroy, and Joan
McRedmond Walsh. ... At Joyce
Beck Hoy's wedding in September,
Marcia Peckham Nix flew in from
California to be matron of honor.
(Marcia's husband, Grover, served
as lector at the ceremony.) Ann-
Marie Carroll was a bridesmaid,
and others in attendance at the wed-
ding included Sue Larkin, Roz
MooRE, Terry Ancona Orueta,
Valerie Barber Brewster, and
Cathy Beyer Hurst. . . . Marilyn
Flynn McGuire and Jim are liv-
ing in White Plains, N. Y. Marilyn
is working as an administrative as-
sistant for a building maintenance
company, and taking courses in in-
terior decoration, Jim is a marketing
representative at Computer Sciences
Corporation. . . . Joyce Beck Hoy
is living in New Jersey, where David
(new recipient of a Ph.D. in philos-
ophy from Yale) will be teaching
at Princeton. Joyce has also com-
pleted all credits for her Ph.D. in
philosophy from Yale, and will
buckle down to dissertation writing
this fall. . . . Sue Larkin is teach-
ing physical education at C. W. Post
College on Long Lsland, and work-
ing on an M.A. in English there.
, . . Roz Moore, R.S.C.J. is teach-
ing at the Convent of the Sacred
Heart in Portsmouth, R. I. (Elm-
hurst). . . . Doris Heller Finen
and John are the parents of John
III, Wi. They have been living in
Nashville, Tennessee, for two years,
where John, Jr. works for the Finen
Leather Company. . . . Marilyn
Bohrer Dewar and Tom have fin-
ished building their new home in
Millis, Mass. just in time to house
their new daughter, Cynthia. They've
worked on it for nearly two years,
doing all of the shingling, tiling,
woodworking, painting (inside and
out), papering, and floorlaying them-
selves. Marilyn also received her
M.Ed, from Boston State this sum-
mer. . . . Mary Frances Finney
received her M.Ed, from St. Louis
University in June. . . . Janet Stone,
who has been working with dis-
turbed children in Roxbury and
Needham (Mass.) while obtaining
an M.S. in psychology from Boston
State, is returning to San Francisco
and will continue her work there.
. . . Sue Carrell Norris and Bill
are living in Sausalito, California,
where Sue is a real estate broker.
Before her marriage, she flew as a
purser with Pan Am for three and a
half years. Sue invites all alumnae
to visit them at their winter retreat
at Tahoe, and reports that she and
Bill are investigating the possibility
of buying a livc-on boat to live on!
^/T^ Julie Gilbert and Bar-
\J I bara Butler have com-
pleted their second years at law
school: Julie at Harvard and Bar-
bara at Fordham. . . . When not
teaching in their respective class-
rooms, Jill Shipway Roy and Sue
Armstrong Boulay saw a good
deal of each other on the ski slopes
of New Hampshire last winter.
Ronny Boulay is an instructor at
the Waterville Valley ski school.
Mike Roy graduated from the Mass.
College of Optometry in June, and
is presently awaiting news from
Uncle Sam. . . . Rosie Boedeker
RoBBiNs and Phil are the parents
of a daughter. Phil, an M.D., has
completed a year of internship, and
was sent to Vietnam this summer.
. . . Terry Lane Ferrarone and
Ned are living in Boston. Terry
teaches second grade in Framing-
ham, and is taking courses toward
an M.A.T. Ned, a graduate of B.C.
Business School, is the director of
the Boston office of the National
Alliance of Businessmen. This sum-
mer they enjoyed a ten-week trip
to Europe, including Scandinavia,
Poland, and Russia. . . . Colette
Facques has also travelled exten-
sively since graduation, and is now
living in France. . . . Sue Nunlist
Smyth and Neal are the parents of
a new son. The Smyths live in Cin-
cinnati, where Neal is with Dracut
Pharmaceutical Company. . . . Ann
Maguire, who has been teaching
French at Medfield (Mass.) High
School, has begun work toward an
M.A.T. at the University of Massa-
chusetts at Amherst. . . . Maureen
Dailey McFalls and Hugh are liv-
ing in Manhattan, Kansas, where he
is serving as a lawyer for the Army.
. . . Donna Puerini Benedict was
a member of Maureen's wedding
party in February. She and Jim live
in Cranston, R. L . . . Lisa Zintl is
working at Harvard as administra-
tive assistant to Oscar Handlin, the
director of the Charles Warren Cen-
ter for Studies in American History.
. . . Gayle Forbes is a researcher
in clinical genetics at the Children's
Medical Center, where pioneer work
in amniocentesis (intra-uterine diag-
nosis) is being done. Gayle is also
experimenting in sculpture and fur-
niture design, and served as ticket
and decorations chairman of our
Boston Club spring luncheon in
April. She is sharing an apartment
with Pat Curtis who is a social
worker in Boston. . . . Kathy Doran
Hegenbart and Joe have two chil-
dren: Christine and Jay, and a new
home in Weston, Mass. Joe is now
at the State. Street Bank in Boston.
Kathy appeared on Boston television
this spring as part of a panel discus-
sion on Channel 4's For Women
Today. . . . Paula Lyons is a spe-
cial assistant to the president of
Boston College. In the spring she
accompanied 90 college students, in-
cluding Newton undergraduates, to
Washington to meet with congres-
sional leaders. The primary aim of
her job this summer was to develop
roles for the college in the Boston
community. . . . Martha Cummings
is head of a research team at the
Enterprise Fund of the State Street
Bank in Boston. . . . Margaret
Glynn is working in San Francisco.
... Also in California are Cathy
Palenchar West and Tim. . . .
Mary Herring Sonderegger and
Dick have recently returned to the
Boston area after three years in Kan-
sas City, where he served with the
Marine Corps. Mary was named the
top woman racing car driver in the
area; and both Mary and Dick were
seen working as members of the
Schmidts' Beer racing team pit crew.
Recent races included the "Daytona
24 Hour" and the "Sebring 12
Hour." Mary is now an investment
counselor with United Business Serv-
ices, and Dick is a programming
analyst. . . . Andrea Fallon, after
extensive Caribbean travel, moved
to Manhattan last year. She is a le-
gal secretary for the firm of Breed,
Abbott, and Morgan there. . . .
Upon conclusion of her Peace Corps
service on the island of Borneo,
Kathy Flanigan Asmuth travelled
through Asia, the Middle East, and
southern Europe. She is presently
an interior designer in Milwaukee,
and has recently been elected to the
board of directors of Lad Lake, a
home for disturbed adolescent boys.
. . . Carolann Haines Stiles and
Bea Miale Jackson (and year-old
Gregory) have joined their husbands
in Germany, where they are sta-
tioned with the Army. . . . Janet
LoTz O'Connor and Tom are both
working at Smith Barney in New
^/TQ Pat Harte is a candidate
DO for an M.A. in vocational
rehabilitation at N.Y.U. . . . Geri
Sheehan received a Master's in so-
cial work from Boston College this
June. . . . Terry DeAvila returned
home this summer after being
awarded a graduate degree in art in
Florence, Italy. . . . Ra Hordeski
Kappus is working toward an
M.A.T. at Boston College while
George attends B.C. Law. . . . Betty
Small is an M.S. candidate at
Xavier University in Ohio, where
she holds a graduate teaching as-
sistantship. . . . Marge Smith Mitch-
ell received her M.Ed, from Co-
lumbia, and taught third grade in
Rhode Island prior to her marriage.
. . . Joyce Southard is presently
pursuing an M.Ed, degree at Boston
College. She served as the assistant
director of the division of elemen-
tary studies at the Lincoln Filene
Center at Tufts University during
the 1968-1969 school year. . . .
Sheila McIntyre and Pat Brock
are sharing an apartment and teach-
ing: Pat in Charlestown, and Mac
at Cardinal Spellman High School.
. . . Sue Archambault is a social
worker in the Los Angeles area. . . .
After a trip to Europe in August,
Christine Bruguiere has begun her
third year of teaching in Racine,
Wisconsin. . . . Pat Wolf is back in
Shrewsbury, Mass. after having
worked for Senator Goodell (R.-
N. Y.) in Washington.
Ellen Chamberlain Ed-
gar and George are serving
as VISTA volunteers. . . . Chantal
MoREAU Aramati received her Mas-
ter's from Boston College in August,
and is now a Ph.D. candidate. Vic-
tor is a member of the technical en-
gineering staff at Bell Telephone
Laboratories, and is working toward
an M.A. at M.I.T. . . . Ann Less-
ING Benedict is employed at the
Chase Manhattan Bank on Wall
Street as an assistant portfolio man-
ager in the Pension Trust Investment
department. . . . Patricia Giammalvo
Meunier is a chemist at Molecular
Research Corporation in Cambridge,
Mass. Norman is a student at North-
eastern University. . . . Patricia
Kenny Seremet has been an Eng-
lish teacher at Weaver High School
in Hartford, Connecticut. As the
freshman class advisor, she also su-
pervised bake sales and S-O-U-L
record hops. Peter is a grad student
in American history at the Univer-
sity of Massachusetts. Pat had some
interesting news for Boston shop-
pers: "I bought my wedding govv^n at
Filene's Basement for $11.99, re-
duced from $145.00, with the origi-
nal I. Magnin tag attached. It was
either that or a tie-dye academic
gown." . . . Enid LoPresti Solin
is a telephone usage counselor for
Southern New England Telephone.
Michael is a medical student at Yale.
. . . Winifred Pattie East Faulk-
ner received an M.A. in urban stud-
ies at Washington University this
spring, and is also working full-time
as a city planner in St. Louis. Jim
is a student at St. Louis University
School of Medicine. . . . Cynthia
McManus Crosson and David are
stationed in Augsburg, Germany,
where he is with the Security Agency
of the U. S. Army. . . . Ellen
Burns Edson is a sociology gradu-
ate student and teaching assistant at
the University of Massachusetts.' . . .
Sister Hyacinth Joan Gonsalves
received her degree from Boston
State College Graduate School, and
has begun her missionary work in
India. . . . Dianne Doucette Staiti
is putting her nursing degree to
good use in California, where Peter
is serving as a member of the Judge
Advocate General Corps of the
Army. . . . Gretchen Foltz re-
ceived an M.Ed, from Manhattan-
ville in July. She taught the 6th
grade in Scarsdale while studying
for her degree. . . . Angie Stue-
cheli is attending graduate school
at the University of Michigan,
where she's taking courses in guid-
ance and counseling. . . .. Kathy
O'Neil is a Trading Room assistant
at Massachusetts Financial Services
(an investment company) in Bos-
ton. . . . Debbie Bender has begun
studying for a Master's in guid-
ance and counseling at the Univer-
sity of Syracuse. . . . Bunty Ford
Crane and Daniel are both stu-
dents at the University of Virginia.
. . . Brigid Shanley is running
the campaign for Nelson Gross, Re-
publican U. S. Senatorial candidate
from New Jersey. . . . Pamela De-
Leo received her M.A. from Rut-
gers in June.
^^(l Several members of the
/ yj class are pursuing advanced
degrees: Clare Angelozzi, after a
summer of European travel, has be-
gun full-time study for a graduate
degree in French at the University
of Strasbourg, France. . . . Lucy
CoNAN is working toward an R.N.
and a B.S. in nursing at Columbia
on a full scholarship. Lucy worked
as a medical secretary from June
to September. . . . Justine Meehan
is also at Columbia, where she is an
M.A. candidate in developmental
psychology. During the summer,
she worked under a grant with the
psychiatric research team at St. Vin-
cent's Hospital in New York. . . .
Margaret Finn is studying at the
University of Michigan for a Ph.D.
in classics. She attended summer
school at Harvard. . . . Ann Feeney
is working towards a Ph.D. in med-
ical sciences at Cornell. During the
summer she received some first-hand
experience as a research technician at
the Jimmy Fund Research Labs in
Boston. . . . Anne Impink is study-
ing for a Master of International Serv-
ice degree at the School of Interna-
tional Service at American Univer-
sity in Washington, D. C. . . . Mary
Ann Iraggi hopes to receive a Mas-
ter's in political science at the Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania. This past
summer, she served as a staff co-
ordinator and director of junior
counselling at Camp Jeanne d'Arc.
. . . Kim Jackson is earning a stu-
dio art degree at S.U.N.Y. at Al-
bany. . . . Marianne Jackson is
studying for an M.A. in history at
Central Connecticut College. Prior
to graduate school, she worked at
the campaign headquarters of Emilio
Daddario, democratic nominee for
governor of Connecticut. . . . Donna
JuDD has accepted a position with
Pan Am as a stewardess on trans-
Atlantic flights. . . . Nancy Ax-
thelm is working at Grey Advertis-
ing in New York City, as a
part-time fashion coordinator and a
writer of television commercials
and advertisements. . . . Sheila
GoRMLEY spent the summer at Rad-
cliffe Secretarial School. . . . Sister
JuLiANNE Franchi is teaching 8th
grade at Our Lady of Peace School
in Brooklyn. . . . Kieran Kilcullen
worked this summer for the Lay
Apostolate in Boston with teenagers,
especially runaways and drug ad-
dicts. . . . Beth Learson was in-
volved in similar summer volunteer
work at Runaway House in Wash-
ington, D. C.
1965 — Virginia O'Hara to Chris-
topher C. Bowker, in April.
1965 — Margaret Schmitt to Leon-
ard J. Sterba, in Ridgewood,
N. J., in May.
1965 — Mary Ratchford to Fred-
erick Hesselgrave, in Orange,
N. J., on August 28.
1965 — Karen Kinnealey to Ken-
neth Turke, on September
1966 — Marilyn Flynn to James
McGuire, in the Newton
College Chapel, on May 23.
1966 — Gail Lavin to Dr. Edward
J. Reardon, in Milton, Mass.,
on June 6.
1966 — Joyce Beck to David C.
Hoy, in Syosset, N. Y., on
1966 — Susan Carrell to William
Norris, in New York City,
on September 19.
1967 — Janet Lotz to Thomas
O'Connor, in November,
1967 — Elizabeth Becherer to Lt.
Peter Minnar, in the New-
ton College Chapel, in May.
1967— Patricia Lawlor to Kent B.
Webster, in Wilmington, Ver-
mont, in May.
1967 — Sandra McGrath to Mi-
chael D. Huke, in Liftwood,
Delaware, in May.
1967 — Mary Ellen Haley to John
T. O'Dea, in West Roxbury,
Mass., in July.
1967 — Kathryn Jones to Howard
M. Kilguss, on August 1.
1967 — Susan Egan to Capt. Paul
C. Giannelli, in Rockville
Centre, N. Y., on August 9.
1967 — Jane DeNicola to Richard
L. Tetzlaff, in Milton, Mass.,
1 967 — Kathleen Collins to Thomas
B. Manning, in Fall River,
Mass., on September 12.
1967 — Suzanne Brouillard to Wil-
liam J. Cotter, in Whitman,
Mass., on September 19.
1968 — DoRSEY McGowAN to Chris-
topher Flynn, in December,
1968 — Sherrie McGurk to James
G. Malmo, in February.
1968 — YvETTE Seyler to James F.
Black, Jr., in April.
1968 — Mary Margaret Vreden-
BURGH to John McGrath III,
on April 4.
1968 — Connie Fagan to Frank L.
Yusi, on April 11.
1968 — Ellen Caroselli to Ber-
nard G. Peter, Jr., in Wake-
field, Mass., in May.
1968 — Patricia Feeney to Ed-
mund Cully, in the Newton
College Chapel, on June 20.
1968 — Joyce Southard to Richard
W. Finnegan, in June.
1968 — Donna Sandmaier to Lt.
Charles B. Garden, in Wayne,
Pa., on July 12.
1968 — Margaret Smith to Allen
D. Mitchell, in Elizabeth,
N. J., on July 12.
1968 — Patricia Healey to Edward
M. DeSear, in Riverside,
Conn., in August.
1968 — Mary Anita Sanford to
Hugh B. O'Malley, in the
Newton College Chapel, on
1969 — Patricia Giammalvo to
Norman Meunier, in June,
1969 — Chantal Moreau to Victor
S. Aramati, in June, 1969.
1969— Ellen Burns to David Ed-
son, on June 14, 1969.
1969 — Mary Ann Grimberg to
Edward S. Rooney, Jr., in
1969 — Winifred Pattie East to
James C. Faulkner, Jr., in
1969 — Enid LoPresti to Michael
E. Solin, in August, 1969.
1969 — Mary Ann Rogers to Rich-
ard B. Edwards, in August,
1969 — Cynthia McManus to Lt.
David Crosson, on August
1969— Ana Silva to Lt. Dudley L.
Bauerlein, Jr., in February.
1969 — Ellen Chamberlain to
George R. Edgar, on March
1969 — Marjorie McGah to David
W. Scanlon, in March.
1969 — Jill Hendrickson to Wil-
liam H. Daly, Jr., in April.
1969 — Sheila Carroll to James
W. Pickens, in Danielson,
Conn., on May 23.
1969 — Karen Kelly to Richard K.
Sullivan, in Milton, Mass.,
on June 6.
1969 — Ann Lessing to William P.
Benedict, in Islip, N, Y., on
1969 — Patricia Kenny to Peter M.
Seremet, in West Hartford,
Conn., on June 20.
1969 — Jeanne Fanelli to James L.
McGuinness, in Larchmont,
N. Y., in June.
1969 — Elizabeth Walker to John
J. Talbot, in Stamford, Conn.,
1969 — Ellen Kane to James T,
Treat, in Nairobe, Kenya, E.
Africa, on July 4.
1 969 — Frances Tomasello to Kevin
J. Fleming, in July.
1969 — Elizabeth Sargent to Fred-
eric T. Zuegg, on August 22.
1969 — Sarah Ford to J. Stephen
Baine, in Winnetka, 111., on
1969 — Elizabeth Conaty to Henry
P. Misisco, in Rumford, R. I.,
on September 7.
1970 — Franceen Scann to Thomas
L. Stewart, Jr., in New Ha-
ven, Conn., in May.
1970 — Judy Gualtieri to Robert
W. Coleman, in Worcester,
Mass., in May.
1970 — Susan Denley to John M.
DeStefano, Jr., in Melrose,
Mass., in June.
1970 — Elizabeth Giammalvo to
John J. Schimoler, Jr., at
the Newton College Chapel,
1970 — Susan Kanski to Terence N.
Gilchriest, in Indian Orchard,
Mass., in June.
1970 — Mary Frances McLaugh-
lin to John J. Finn, Jr., in
New York City, in July.
1970 — Muriel Christine Daley
to J. Kurt Schumacher, in
West Roxbury, Mass., on
1970 — Mary Jo Pucci to Victor J.
Orsinger, Jr., in Watch Hill,
R. I., on August 8.
1959— To Mr. and Mrs. Robert W.
McNamara (Mary Kelley),
a sixth child and first daugh-
ter, Mary Suzanne, on April
1963 — To Dr. and Mrs. Lubomir
Gleiman (Nancy Waeber),
a second child and first son,
Cyril Edward, in July.
1964 — ^To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
L. Gruber (Kathleen Mc-
Carty), a son, Leo Robert,
on March 1 1 .
1964— To Mr. and Mrs. Edward' T..
Clissold (Sally Reuter), a
second daughter, Amy, in
1964 — To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Redgate (Ellen Shaughn-
essy), a fourth child, in
1964 — To Mr. and Mrs. John P.
Birmingham, Jr. (Karen
Murphy), a third child and
second daughter, Sara, on
1964 — To Mr. and Mrs. Robert B.
Davis (Maureen Leahy), a
son, Robert Bonner II, on
1965 — To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Crimmins, Jr. (Linda Ma-
son), a third child, Tracy,
1966 — To Mr. and Mrs. Carlos
Orueta (Terry Ancona), a
daughter, Maite-Helene, on
1966 — To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Dewar (Marilyn Bohrer),
a daughter, Cynthia, on Oc-
1967 — To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Koller (Susan Kaiser), a
second daughter, Wendy, in
1967— To Mr. and Mrs. Clifton
W. McKenney, Jr. (Karen
Chitro), a daughter, Kris-
tin Elizabeth, on April 4.
1967— To Mr. and Mrs. Paul J.
Loughlin (Renee Erma-
tinger), a second child and
first daughter, Christine Alli-
son, on July 2.
1968— To Mr. and Mrs. Peter G.
Groer (Maureen Wimberly),
a son, Peter Ceroid, Jr., on
1968— To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mc-
Keigue (Mary Jeanne Sul-
livan), a son, Patrick Jo-
seph, on April 11.
Condolences are offered to
Mary Lou Julian Natoli '50 on
the death of her father.
Mary Jani Englert '51, Helena
Jani Hurley '52, and Frances
Jani '69 on the death of their
Alicia Guedes Franzosa '68 on
the death of her father.
Paula Fisher Hayes '69 on the
death of her husband in Vietnam.
The alumnae extend a special note
of sympathy to the family of Mar-
garet Lehan '58. Margaret served
as campus nurse at Newton in 1957
and 1958, and is remembered with
affection by many alumnae to whom
she ministered. At the time of her
death (of a respiratory ailment on
August 1), she was a member of
the biology faculty at Wilmington
(Mass.) High School.
1950-1952: Alice Reardon Porell (Mrs. William J.)
13 Everett Avenue, Winchester, Mass. 01890
1955: Pat LeClaire Mitchell (Mrs. Emlyn V.)
61 Beechwood Road, Wellesley, Mass. 02181
1956-1957: Joan J. Hanlon
5 Felton Court, Saugus, Mass. 01906
1 r\ c o .
Rosemary Stuart Dwyer (Mrs. Bernard J.)
511 V. F. W. Parkway, Chestnut HUl, Mass. 02167
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JVl ARY J ANE JMUL VANITY l^asey (^jvirs. wiiiianij.j
28 Briarwood Drive, Taunton, Mass. 02780
1 o/cr\ .
Julie A. O'Neill
59 Mystic Street, West Medford, Mass. 02155
Julie Halleran Donahue (Mrs. Robert M.)
15 Acacia Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Mass. 02167
1 n/;o .
Mary Ann Brennan Keyes (Mrs. Kenneth J.)
37 WaU Street, WeUesley, Mass. 02181
Mary Jane Becherer Person (Mrs. William)
1 1 Linder Terrace, Newton, Mass. 02158
Chip Donahue Boes (Mrs. Francis X., Jr.)
5 Emerson Road, Wayland, Mass. 01778
Catey Howell Long (Mrs. T. Michael)
125 Pleasant Street, Apt. 406, Arlington, Mass. 02174
Cathy Beyer Hurst (Mrs. David C.)
117 Central Street, Apt. 5E, Acton, Mass. 01720
Michele Mastrolia O'Gara (Mrs. Paul W.)
14 Acorn Street, Boston, Mass. 02108
Alicia Guedes Franzosa (Mrs. Peter F.)
17 Sagamore Way, Waltham, Mass. 02154
Susan L. Power
49 Ackers Avenue, Brookline, Mass. 02146